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FLOYD — A Charles City man was killed early Sunday evening when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a semi just south of Floyd.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Thomas Houdek, 23, of Charles City, was killed a little after 5 p.m. when he pulled out in front of a semitrailer being driven by Joshua Brood, 44, of Plainfield.

The report said Houdek, riding a 2004 Harley-Davidson, was crossing Highway 18 from Quarry Road, entering Highway 18 northbound.

He pulled out from the stop sign in front of Brood, driving a 2001 Peterbilt semi, and Houdek was struck by the semi.

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Brood applied the brakes and attempted to avoid a collision, causing the semi to roll over and eject him.

Brood was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City by Mercy Air Life. He was admitted to the hospital and listed in fair condition Sunday evening, and was discharged Monday, according to a nursing supervisor.

Houdek was pronounced dead at the scene, the state patrol reported.

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