Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Grundy County, Illinois Kills IMFR Co-Founder

On Sunday, May 27, there was a fatal motorcycle accident near Seneca, Illinois in Grundy County.

The accident, which happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 6, resulted in the death of Anthony R. Cutrano, 52, of Palos Heights.  Cutrano was the co-founder of the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run, as well as one of the creators of a memorial wall, called the Middle Eastern Conflicts Wall Memorial (or “Freedom Wall”), honoring those killed during the Middle East military operations.

Preliminary reports indicate that Cutrano was riding northeast, .2 miles north of Bluff Road, in an area known as “Halterman’s Hill,” when his Harley came in contact with the guardrail along the east side of the road.  The motorcycle traveled along the guardrail for approximately 300 feet before Cutrano was ejected from the motorcycle.  He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media reports, including the Chicago Tribune article of May 29 titled “Motorcycle crash kills co-founder of Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run” as well as the May 28 Morris Daily Herald story titled “IMFR Founder Dies In Accident.”

The Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run website is found at http://ilmotorcyclefreedomrun.org/news.php


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