Fatal Motorcycle Accident On I-55 Near Springfield, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle accident on southbound Interstate 55 (I-55) on Thursday morning.

The accident happened at approximately 10:46 a.m., at the 98 mile post.

The motorcyclist who died following the accident was Sean Sloe, 37, a Chicago firefighter and paramedic.

Details on the accident and its causes are somewhat limited at this time.  However, it is being widely reported that Sloe was attempting to merge onto I-55  southbound near Clearlake Avenue when he collided with two semi trucks.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in various media sources including the May 2 ABC7News story titled “Chicago firefighter Sean Sloe killed in motorcycle accident near Springfield“; stories also including remembrances can be seen in the Chicago Sun-Times story of May 2 titled “Chicago firefighter killed in Downstate motorcycle crash” as well as the May 2 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago firefighter killed in I-55 crash near Springfield.”


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