Fatal I-290 Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning (June 28, 2015) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Westchester.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), shortly before 2 a.m. they responded to a crash involving multiple vehicles, including a motorcycle and three cars.

An excerpt from the June 28, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “2 dead in car, motorcycle crash on Eisenhower Expressway“:

A preliminary investigation revealed the BMW motorcycle was traveling with a group of motorcycles at a high rate of speed on westbound Interstate 290 at Mannheim. The BMW motorcycle struck a concrete median, and the driver and his passenger were thrown into the westbound lanes, police said.

As a result of this crash, the motorcycle hit a light pole, which fell into the eastbound lanes of I-290.  The three cars, including a Mercedes and two Toyotas, hit the light pole.

According to the ISP, the motorcyclist was a 41-year-old man from Crystal Lake.  He and the motorcycle’s passenger, identified as Miranda A. Valles, 21, of Downers Grove, were both pronounced dead.

This fatal motorcycle accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources including the June 28 Chicago Tribune article mentioned above as well as the June 28 CBS Chicago article titled “Two Killed In Motorcycle Crash On I-290 In Western Suburbs.”


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