Troy Township Motorcycle Fatality Takes Life Of Joliet Man

Troy Township Motorcycle Fatality Takes Life Of Joliet Man


JOLIET, IL — A 25-year-old man from Joliet died Wednesday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle along the westbound stretch of Interstate 80 east of River Road.

Grundy County Coroner John Callahan said that Devon J. Wade was rushed by Troy Fire Protection District ambulance to the Morris Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 8:15 a.m. The wreck happened at 7:40 a.m. in Troy Township.

Wade’s crash happened near mile post 125, a stretch of I-80 between Joliet and Minooka. Troopers with Illinois State Police District 5 are investigating the fatality.

According to Callahan, other motorists said that a semi-tractor trailer came in front of Wade’s motorcycle causing the Joliet man to lose control.

“The cycle traveled into the safety wire and Mr. Wade was ejected from the cycle,” Callahan noted in his news release. “There was no evidence of a helmet being worn by Devon.”


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