Fatal Motorcycle Accident On I-55 Near Springfield, Illinois

There was an Illinois fatal motorcycle accident Sunday (July 6, 2014) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Springfield.

According to the Illinois State Police, this motorcycle accident happened on I-55 just north of the Stevenson Drive exit at approximately 2:30 p.m.  Traffic had slowed due to a previous accident.

At that time the motorcyclist lost control of the motorcycle and slid onto the left shoulder.

The motorcyclist, said to be a 48-year-old man from Normal, died at the accident scene.   His passenger, a 35-year-old woman from Colfax, was taken to Memorial Medical Center where she later died.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in the July 6, 2014 pjstar.com article titled “Motorcyclist, passenger die in I-55 crash” as well as the July 6, 2014 wics.com article titled “Update:  Two Killed in I-55 Crash.”


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