Fatal Motorcycle Accident On Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway

There was a fatal motorcycle accident today (July 20, 2014) on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway.  According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the motorcyclist killed was an off-duty Chicago Police Officer.

The accident happened at approximately 2:15 p.m.  on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 71st Street.

An excerpt from the July 20, 2014 Chicago Tribune article “Citations issued in Dan Ryan accident that killed off-duty police officer“:

According to Illinois State Police, a red 2007 Pontiac coupe driven by Dennis Anderson, 50, of Chicago, was trying to make an abrupt lane change to avoid missing the exit at 71st Street, when the Pontiac cut off a motorcycle in another lane.

The motorcyclist was unable to avoid colliding with this vehicle.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.  He was identified as Tito M. Rodriguez, 28.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the July 20, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Off-duty Chicago police officer killed in crash on Dan Ryan” and the July 20 abc7chicago.com article titled “Off-duty CPD officer killed in Dan Ryan motorcycle crash, state police say.”

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