Olive Branch Man Dead After Fatal Truck-Bicycle Crash

Olive Branch Man Dead After Fatal Truck-Bicycle Crash

CAIRO – An Olive Branch man is dead following a crash involving a truck and a bicycle early Thursday morning in Alexander County.

According to Illinois State Police, 58-year-old David Coleson was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident, after traveling south on his bicycle just after 6 a.m. on Illinois Route 3 near Airport Road. A truck driven by 54-year-old Dennis Bigham of Olive Branch was also moving south and began to pass Coleson. Coleson turned left directly into Bigham’s path and Bigham was not able to avoid striking Coleson.

According to police, Coleson eventually succumbed to his injuries. Bigham was not injured.

The roadway was closed for 30 minutes during the crash investigation, which is still underway. No further information is available.

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