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Sterling man dies in motorcycle crash

SCALES MOUND – A 51-year-old Sterling man died Saturday after crashing his motorcycle on North Road just south of Beebe Road in Jo Daviess County.

Mark S. Myers, a longtime machinist at Woods Equipment Co. in Oregon, was pronounced dead at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

According to a release from the Jo Daviess sheriff’s department, Myers was northbound on North Road about 12:12 p.m. when he hit his brakes, went into a skid and veered off the road. The motorcycle caught on the gravel shoulder, and he was thrown from the bike.

Myers, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered head injuries, the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office said.

Among others, Myers is survived by his wife, Kristi, his son, Owen, and his mother, Judy Deets of Rock Falls. His obituary appears on page A4.

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