2 Killed in Motorcycle vs. Truck Crash on I-80 at LaGrange Rd. (Update)

Illinois State Police are investigating an early morning fatality on I-80 just west of LaGrange Road.

UPDATE: 9:55 a.m. Monday

The two who were killed when their motorcycle crashed in the rear of a semi-dump truck were pronounced dead at the scene at 2:45 a.m. by the Will County Coroner's Office.

The two have been identified as 32-year-old Todd Zarebski-Tracy of Elgin, who was the driver of the motorcycle, and 23-year-old Eve Kolgovaite of Buffalo Grove.

Illinois State Police Sgt. Scott Angus said the crash erupted into a fire that closed the westbound lanes of traffic till about 5:30 a.m.

Original story

Two motorcycle riders were killed in an early morning crash in the westbound lane of Interstate 80 about one mile west of LaGrange Road.

Illinois State Police said at 2 a.m. today a motorcycle crashed into the rear of dump truck. The driver of the motorcycle and his passenger were killed. The driver of the dump truck escaped injury.

Look to Patch for more updates.

Kimberly July 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Didn't something similar just happen a couple days ago at the same location?
Theresa Reener July 15, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Yes Saturday Night! This was at I 80 and Harlem. So very sad!
Eric Blair July 15, 2013 at 12:37 PM
What was a dump truck doing on the road at that hour? Very unusual.
Eric Blair July 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Tribune says the tractor involved was 20yrs. old. Many of these older trucks are being driven by Eastern European d.p.’s and other non-English speaking immigrants. Most I see need major maintenance judging by what I’ve seen coming and going down rt.53 by the Center Point terminal. Non working tail lights are common. Is that what happened here? No tail lights?
ken July 16, 2013 at 12:27 PM
How bout its called night construction and he was working. Or going to work. Quick to judge the truck driver. How fast was the motorcycle going?
M M R July 16, 2013 at 03:59 PM
The driver of the dump truck escaped injury. DUH
Chimichanga Mendez July 16, 2013 at 04:44 PM
The question should be, what was he doing on his motorcycle at 2am with a 23yr old woman when he has a wife and kids at home?
Kimberly July 16, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Cece Kahr July 17, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Yes we should assume the truck driver was a dp with non working tail lights because we never ever see reckless motorcycle drivers. A wife and kids? I wonder what she thought he was doing. I hope he was heavily insured.


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