Madison, IL police dispatcher killed in motorcycle crash

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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Madison County officials have identified the man killed in a motorcycle accident over the weekend.

John Kent Gelarden was  riding a motorcycle when he apparently ran in to the back of a grain truck on Saturday.

He was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital in Highland where he was pronounced dead.   Gerlarden was a police dispatcher for the city of Madison.

He was 51 years old.

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