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Scott Portell killed in motorcycle crash on I-55

4:56 AM, Sep 9, 2013   |    comments
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Hillsboro, MO (KSDK) - The driver of a northbound Harley Davidson died Sunday morning after his bike collided with a median cable separating lanes of Interstate 55 in Jefferson County late Saturday.

Missouri Highway patrol troopers report the accident occurred around 10:40 p.m. Saturday evening on northbound I-55 at the 174 mile marker.

Scott Portell, 51 of Festus first drove off the left side of the highway, then crashed into the barrier. 

Investigators say Portell was first taken to Mercy hospital Jefferson, then later taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where he died around 930 a.m. Sunday morning.

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