Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Peotone

There was a fatal motorcycle accident late Saturday night (February 18, 2017) in Peotone.

According to information from the Illinois State Police (ISP) as well as the Will County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened just before midnight in the 300 block of Harlem Avenue.  At that time, for a currently undetermined reason, the motorcyclist lost control of the motorcycle and the motorcycle left the roadway.

The rider of the motorcycle,  Michael J. Colella, 59, of Manteno, as well as the passenger, identified as Rita A. Linderen, 48, of Monee, were both pronounced dead at the accident scene early Sunday morning.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 19 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “2 dead in Peotone motorcycle crash” as well as the February 19 The Herald-News article titled “2 dead after motorcycle crash in Peotone.”


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