Manteno Motorcycle Crash Along Route 45 Results In Fatality

There a fatal Manteno motorcycle crash Monday (March 18, 2019) night. This Manteno motorcycle crash occurred along Route 45.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Kankakee County Coroner, the accident occurred on U.S. Route 45/52 at 10000N Road at approximately 9:00 p.m.

The motorcyclist, identified as Kristopher M. Cortese, 30, of Wilmington, was declared dead at the accident scene at 9:20 p.m.

An excerpt from the Daily Journal article of March 19, 2019 titled “Motorcyclist dies in crash near Manteno,” quoting Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner:

According to Gessner, Cortese was traveling southbound on Route 45/52 at approximately 9 p.m. He crossed over into the northbound lane and crashed into a northbound vehicle.

A second northbound vehicle then struck Cortese, who was lying in the road.

According to Gessner, at the time of this Manteno motorcycle crash Cortese was not wearing a motorcycle helmet. He died from massive injuries.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 19 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “Motorcycle Crash Kills South Suburban Man.”


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