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A Rock Island man was killed Tuesday in a weather-related traffic crash on U.S. 61 north of Mediapolis, Iowa, in Des Moines County, the Iowa State Patrol said.

The crash occurred at 6:16 p.m. on U.S. 61 and 260th Street.

Demarco M. Thornton, 30, was driving a 2010 Honda Odyssey north on U.S. 61 when he lost control on the icy roadway.

The Odyssey slid into the southbound lane of U.S. 61 and was struck by a Freightliner semi tractor-trailer truck driven by Michael Meierotto, 67, of Burlington.

Thornton was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

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