SAVANNA, Ill. — A traffic accident on the U.S. 52/64 Mississippi River Bridge in Savanna left one person dead on Saturday.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department received a report of an accident at 6:21 p.m. According to a press release, the deputies learned at the scene that an eastbound car driven by Dennis Longnecker, 60, of Mount Carroll, Ill., was struck by an eastbound motorcycle as it attempted to pass the car on the bridge.

The motorcycle’s driver, Slobodan Dejanovic, 46, of Hanover, Ill., was killed in the crash.

According to the press release, Longnecker said the motorcycle lost control upon sideswiping the car and struck the north guardrail and bridge girders. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle onto the roadway. Dejanovic was pronounced dead at the scene by Carroll County Coroner Matt Jones. Longnecker and passengers in the Longnecker vehicle were uninjured.

The Savanna Police Department, Savanna Fire Department, Savanna Ambulance Department, Jackson County Iowa Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa State Patrol assisted at the scene.

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