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Truck Driver Charged In I-55 Crash That Killed 4

Joliet Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on Laraway Road

Police say Richard Johnson sustained serious head trauma in the accident and had already died by the time officers arrived.

A man was killed shortly after midnight Monday when he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown into a median on Laraway Road near Illinois 53.

Richard Johnson, 53, 2906 Streitz Drive, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, Chief Michael Trafton said.

Johnson was traveling westbound on Laraway when he drove up onto a center median just east of the railroad tracks and was thrown from his motorcycle, Trafton said. He traveled more than 100 feet before striking another median, he said.

Johnson sustained serious head injuries, and there was no sign of life by the time police arrived, Trafton said.

J Crate July 03, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Rick and his wife Mary are well loved by hundreds, probably thousands of people. He has been a great friend and family member to all he met, and was a philanthropist with boundless energy. His friendly demeanor, generous sense of humor, can-do attitude and zeal for life have been an inspiration! We pray for a peace for his family and friends that passes all understanding...J Crate
Nina Rose July 04, 2012 at 04:36 AM
My prayers, thoughts & hugs go out to you family and friends! I will be keeping you all in my heart! May you find the strength to get through this difficult time now and the days to come!!!
Terry July 04, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Rest in peace bro!!! Your D.H. Bro. Twitch
thomas v lovati July 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM
God speed my friend you will truly be missed, my prayers are with you and Mary ...Tommy Ducati Lovati

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