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Jackson teen killed in Cape Girardeau crash

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CAPE GIRARDEAU (WSIL) -- A teenager has died after a crash in Cape Girardeau.

On Wednesday around 6:30 p.m. Cape Girardeau Police Officers responded to the 800 block of S Kingshighway for a crash.

Officers determined a motorcycle was traveling south and collided with a pickup traveling north onto Kingshighway from Gerhardt Street.

The operator of the motorcycle, an 18-year-old from Jackson, Missouri, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck, 65-year-old Cape Girardeau man, was uninjured.

Both lanes of Kingshighway were temporarily closed for a short time to allow officers to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances that contributed to the accident.