Motorcyclist Fatally Struck In Forest View

There was a fatal motorcycle accident early Sunday (September 18, 2016) morning in Forest View.  The motorcyclist who was fatally struck was an off-duty Chicago Police officer.

According to Forest View Police, the accident happened as the motorcyclist was stopped at a red light at Central Avenue, after the exit of the Stevenson Expressway.  As the light turned green, the motorcyclist drove into the intersection and was struck by a northbound vehicle that had “run” the red light.

The motorcyclist, identified as Chicago Police Officer Charles Barango, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Charges are pending against the driver who struck Barango.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 18, 2016 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Off-duty Chicago Police officer killed in crash” as well as the September 18 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Off-duty CPD officer killed in crash.”


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