Normal, IL (June 30, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed following a crash involving another vehicle in Normal on Monday, June 29. The collision occurred on I-55 near Veterans Parkway at around 12:30 a.m. Joseph McGrath, 21, of Joliet, Illinois was killed in the accident.
McGrath was operating a Suzuki motorcycle when it was in a collision with a Honda Odyssey. The driver of the Honda was later identified as Micha McClelland, 38, of Bloomington, Illinois. McGrath was pronounced dead at the scene.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Joseph McGrath at this time.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Illinois
In 2016, 14.3% of reported traffic fatalities in Illinois involved motorcycle accidents. That year, 154 motorcyclists were killed in Illinois collisions. A total of 2,692 riders were injured in traffic accidents, a 1.9% increase from the previous year.
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