There was a fatal motorcycle accident early Saturday morning (June 25, 2016) in Joliet.
This motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle leaving the roadway and crashing into a ditch. The reason for this loss of motorcycle control is currently undisclosed. The accident happened in the 1700 block of W. Laraway Rd.
The motorcyclist was identified as John S. Mitchell, 33, of Monee. He was declared dead at 5:30 a.m. by the Will County Coroner’s Office.
The Will County Sheriff’s Police are investigating the crash. An autopsy was performed today, and the cause of death was determined to be multiple injuries from the crash. A toxicology report is pending.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Herald-News article mentioned above, as well as the June 25 Mokena Patch article titled “New Lenox Man Dies In Single-Car Accident.”
There was a bicycle accident Tuesday night (June 21, 2016) in Morris, IL after which two bicyclists died.
The Grundy County Coroner’s Offices says the accident happened at approximately 7:00 p.m., in the 4500 block of Old Stage Road. At that time, the westbound bicyclists were struck from behind by an SUV driven by a 16-year-old teenager from Morris.
The two people riding their bicycles were identified as Mark and Janice Wendling of Morris. Mark Wendling was pronounced dead at the accident scene by the Grundy County Coroner. Janice Wendling was airlifted from the accident scene, but died from her accident injuries shortly after being taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Both Mark and Janice Wendling were wearing bicycle helmets at the time of the accident.
The driver of the SUV was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
The investigation continues by the Grundy County Coroner’s Office, Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and DuPage County Coroner’s Office.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Herald-News article mentioned above, as well as the June 22 abc7chicago.com article (with video and remembrances) titled “Morris teacher, husband killed while riding bicycles.”
A motorcyclist was injured Friday (June 17, 2016) in Joliet during a “head-on” collision in a car-motorcyle crash.
According to Joliet Police, the accident happened at 4:50 p.m., as the motorcyclist was riding southbound on River Road, between Theodore Street and Riviera Boulevard. At that time, a Nissan Altima made a left-hand turn immediately in front of the motorcycle, and the head-on collision occurred.