Motorcyclist Dies Following Collision With Car In Joliet

There was a fatal motorcycle accident late Saturday night (July 2, 2016) in Joliet.  This accident involved a motorcycle crashing into a car.

According to authorities, the accident happened as a motorcyclist, identified as Jermain K. Bennett, 42, of Joliet,  was riding a Honda CVR900 motorcycle when the collision with the car occurred at 10:37 p.m. at Third Avenue and Richards Street, shown below:

An excerpt from the July 3, 2016 Morris Herald-News article titled “Joliet man charged in connection with 2012 slaying killed in traffic crash“:

“Witnesses said Bennett was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when he went into the intersection and struck the westbound Charger,” Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory said.

Bennett was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries, and, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office, was pronounced dead at 12:05 a.m. Sunday.  According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, the preliminary cause of death was multiple injuries sustained during the crash.

The driver of the car was identified as Loria Ware, 50, of Joliet.

Another excerpt from the Morris Herald-News article mentioned above:

Ware has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence, drug possession and marijuana possession.

This car-motorcycle collision remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Morris Herald-News article mentioned above as well as the July 3 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Motorcyclist killed in Joliet crash” and the Joliet Patch article of July 3 titled “Joliet Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing Into Vehicle.”


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