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Man critical after motorcycle crash

DIXON – A Sterling man was in critical condition Sunday in a Rockford hospital after a Friday night motorcycle accident.

Benjamin A. Spotts, 34, was southbound on Mound Hill Road about a mile north of state Route 2 around 9:30 p.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle, slid about 50 yards and landed in a ditch, State Police said.

He was taken to CGH Medical Center then airlifted to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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