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2 Deadly Chicago Area Motorcycle Accidents Over Holiday Weekend

In the Chicago area there were two separate motorcycle crashes this weekend that resulted in fatalities, according to the Chicago Tribune. One collision took place in Oak Forest, Illinois on Saturday night. The accident occurred on I-57 when a southbound motorcyclist took an illegal U-turn and hit 3 northbound bikers.

Two of the northbound motorcycle riders, Michael Adams, age 47 of Kankakee and Sean Darke, age 34 of Chicago, were killed. A female passenger, Brianna Moore, age 20 of Calumet City, died later in an area hospital. Another female passenger was seriously injured. The motorcyclist who caused the crash survived and was ticketed with disobeying a traffic control device.

The Illinois State Police investigated the accident. It has not been reported if drugs or alcohol were involved. Additional charges are possible once the case is reviewed by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Earlier the same day, two bikers were killed in a Kane County crash. Six others were reportedly injured. The accident occurred when a car hit a group of motorcycle riders. Wade E. Thomas, 44, and Denise A. Thomas, 45, died in the Kane County motorcycle crash.