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Motorcyclist dies after being struck by 81-year-old driver in West Pullman

The accident happened in the 12900 block of South Halsted Street.

A 48-year-old motorcyclist was fatally struck by an elderly man Tuesday evening in West Pullman on the Far South Side.
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An 81-year-old driver struck and killed a motorcyclist Tuesday evening in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

The driver was headed north in the 12900 block of South Halsted Street when his 2013 silver Ford Explorer struck a 47-year-old man on a motorcycle about 7:35 p.m, Chicago police said.

The cyclist, identified as Sparkie Ashford, died at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The 81-year-old was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition, police said.

No citations were issued as the investigation continued.