Fatal Motorcycle Accident On I-57

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Thursday night on Interstate 57 (I-57).

The accident happened at approximately 5:15 p.m. on the I-57 ramp, just south of the I-80 overpass, according to the Illinois State Police.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Sherri Berchan, 55, of Lowell, Indiana.  She died at the accident scene.

An excerpt from the Tinley Park Patch article of June 28, titled “Motorcyclist Dies, Run Over by Trailer on I-57” :

A motorcyclist who was reportedly riding in front of her husband on the Interstate Thursday night was killed after crashing into a truck that had an attached trailer.


Berchan reportedly drifted too far in her lane and struck a pickup truck, police said.

“That truck had a trailer it was towing and as she hit the ground, she was run over by the trailer part of it,” said a phone operator with the Illinois State Police, who declined to give additional details without the report on hand.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in various media sources including the Tinley Park Patch article mentioned above.


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