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68-year-old Man Fell Off a Bike, Dies in Fall at Hickory Creek Barrens

A 68-year-old Joliet man hit his head in a bicycle accident Saturday and died of injuries.




A 68-year-old Joliet man lost control of his bicycle and died of injuries sustained in an Oct. 5 accident at Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve in New Lenox. 

According to the Will County Coroner's Office, James F. Lorenc was riding his bicycle at the Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Center, when he lost control of his bicycle. He fell and struck his head.

He was pronounced dead at 5:42 p.m. Oct. 5 at Silver Cross Hospital. 

The Will County Forest Preserve Police are investigating the accident. 


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