Motorcyclist Killed During Collision On Eisenhower (I-290) Exit Ramp

There was a fatal motorcycle accident last night on the exit ramp from the Eisenhower Expressway leading to the Dan Ryan Expressway.

The motorcyclist, Kemp Pond, of Plainfield, Illinois, is said to have struck a concrete barrier on the exit ramp at approximately 7:30 p.m.  After striking the barrier, he fell from the exit ramp onto the southbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway.

Additional details and possible updates can be found in a variety of media sources including the Chicago Tribune article of May 23 titled “Ramp Ike to Dan Ryan reopened following fatal motorcycle crash” as well as the CBS Chicago story titled “Ike Biker Thrown Onto Kennedy In Fatal Crash.”


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