Chicago, IL (May 14, 2020) – A man was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Avalon Park area of Chicago on Wednesday, May 13th. Ricky Marsaw, 27, was driving a Honda motorcycle when he was struck by a 2012 Honda Odyssey at around 4 p.m. The crash occurred at the 1200 block of East 83rd Street.
Marsaw was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The 35-year-old woman driving the Honda was cited for failure to yield the right of way. No further updates are available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ricky Marsaw at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Chicago
Riding a motorcycle comes with unique risks, and riders face a number of roadway hazards. Statistics show that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in the event of a crash. In Illinois, 15.4% of roadway fatalities involved motorcycle accidents.
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