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Man killed in motorcycle crash near Willow Lake

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A Willow Lake man died after his motorcycle was struck by a car Friday evening.

At approximately 6:40 p.m. Friday, Cody Verdon, 21, was traveling east on Highway 28 on a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Laura Matteson, 38, of Watertown was traveling west in a 2008 Ford Focus.

Matteson started making a left-hand turn into Willow Lake and didn't see Verdon's motorcycle, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Verdon hit the Focus and he was thrown from the motorcycle. Verdon was not wearing a helmet and died from injuries he received in the crash, according to the news release.

Matteson was not wearing a seatbelt and received minor injuries.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol investigated the crash. Clark County Sheriff's Office assisted.

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