Des Plaines Man Killed on Kennedy Expressway Near Kimball Ave, Chicago

Illinois State police and Chicago firefighters and paramedics responded about 9:40 p.m. Sunday September 3, 2017 to a report of a serious crash on northbound (westbound) I-90 (Kennedy Expressway) near Kimball Avenue. A 23-year-old Des Plaines man was killed when his motorcycle collided with another motorcycle in the northbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway, according to the Illinois State Police.

Salaam J. Solano, of the block of 7500 block Elmhurst Road in Des Plaines, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

State police said Solano was in a group of motorcycles “driving recklessly at high rate of speed” when his 2006 Suzuki motorcycle sideswiped a blue 2009 Yamaha motorcycle. The collision threw Solano off his motorcycle, according to the Illinois State Police.

The Yamaha motorcycle, driven by Ivan R. Sandoval, 24, of Chicago, was pushed into the rear of a Porsche SUV driven by Matthew S. Miller, 46, of Chicago, according to the state police. Sandoval was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to state police. Miller was not injured.

All lanes of the northbound Kennedy were closed for extended crash investigation until about 2:46 a.m. Monday. There was no initial indication that any of the drivers were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

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