(Creston) -- A Creston man was killed in a crash south of town Tuesday night.

The Iowa State Patrol says 44-year-old Richard W. Starlin was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle northbound on High and Dry Road south of 205th Street around 8:30 p.m. The patrol says the motorcycle crested a hill and came up on a Toyota Tacoma driven by 52-year-old Thaddeus M. Sickels of Creston that was traveling at a slower rate of speed.

The patrol says Starlin hit his brakes, but struck the truck, causing the motorcycle to skid to a stop. Starlin was pronounced dead at the scene. Sickels was uninjured.

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