Peotone, Illinois Motorcyclist Dies After Accident Involving Truck

A fatal motorcycle accident happened yesterday (May 15) at Interstate 57 (I-57) and Wilmington-Peotone Road.

John C. Miaczynski, 52, of Peotone, Illinois, was the motorcycle who died following the accident.

Miaczynski was riding eastbound on Wilmington-Peotone Road at approximately 6:57 a.m.  He colllided with a truck driven by Willie Lipsey, 56, of Indianapolis.  Lipsey came off the ramp from the southbound I-57 Wilmington-Peotone Road exit and was turning left without yielding when the collision occurred.  Miaczynski was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision.  He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee and pronounced dead at 7:24 a.m.

Lipsey has so far been charged with failure to yield at an intersection.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the May 15 story titled “Peotone Man Dies On Motorcycle; Truck Driver Charged” as well as the May 15 Chicago Tribune story titled “Peotone motorcyclist dies in early morning crash.”  As well, an obituary can be found at the Southtown Star obituary for   John C. Miaczynski.


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