Police: Dump truck hits motorcycle, killing 3

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CARMI, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say two passengers on a motorcycle were killed, along with the driver of a dump truck, after a collision in southern Illinois' White County.
   
The Thursday afternoon wreck two miles southeast of Carmi killed Michael L. Barton, 43 of Evansville, Ind., and D'ella J. Ratley, 35 of Herrin. They were both on a motorcycle. The driver was identified as 69-year-old Robert Leffingwell of Carmi.
   
Sheriff Doug Maier says the dump truck apparently crossed into the oncoming motorcycle's path, before hitting a tree.
   
All of the victims died at the scene.
   
Funeral services are pending.

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