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Motorcycle rider killed in collision with backhoe
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A motorcyclist was killed Friday morning when he ran into a backhoe which was crossing Smithville Highway near the entrance to Dibrell School.The cyclist, J.D. Wilson, 61, died at the scene from massive injuries he sustained when his 2004 Honda ran into the side of the large machine. The driver of the backhoe, Marshall “Toby” Green, 37, who was seated in the cab of the machine, escaped serious injury.The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Sullivan Road and Smithville Highway. A preliminary investigation reveals Green was driving a 1992 John Deere backhoe for Warren County Utility District, which is doing work at Dibrell School.