Edwin Torres, 45, and John O. Melvin II, 57, die after eight motorcycles collide on I-80 in Joliet, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Sun, 06/20/2021 - 8:50pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, June 19, 2021

2 Killed in Crash Involving 8 Motorcycles on I-80 in Joliet, Illinois State Police Say

At approximately 10:14 a.m., eight motorcycles crashed into each other for unknown reasons near milepost 127, the location of the Houbolt Road exit, state police said.

At least two people were killed in an I-80 multi-vehicle accident in Joliet, according to Illinois State Police – NBC Chicago

In a Facebook post, Joliet Firefighters Local 44 called the incident “multiple motorcycle accidents with multiple patients” and said a medical helicopter was called to the scene.

Police Identify 2 Killed in Crash Involving 8 Motorcycles on I-80 in Joliet

At approximately 10:14 a.m., the motorcycles, which were traveling as part of a larger group, were traveling westbound near the Houbolt Road exit when one of the motorcycles crashed, causing a chain-reaction collision

People Involved: 
Edwin Torres
John O. Melvin II
Roadway: 
I-80
City: 
Joliet, IL

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