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Man dies in West Frankfort crash

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- One man has died after a car versus motorcycle crash in Franklin County.

It happened Tuesday around noon in the 300 block of South Logan Street.

The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the other vehicle involved suffered minor injuries.

The West Frankfort Police department has not released the name of the victim.

However the Jefferson Fire Protection District confirmed through social media that Joshua Melton died in the crash.

Fire chief Robert Beal said Melton was a volunteer firefighter with the department for two years.

"(Melton was) very dedicated, always here, always wanting to learn," Beal said. "And anytime we had a call, he was always around."

Other law enforcement agencies have shared their condolences through Facebook.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

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