Motorcyclist killed, another injured in Plainfield crash

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One motorcyclist was killed and another was injured in a crash Saturday afternoon near southwest suburban Plainfield.

Deputies arrived at the scene in the 22000 block of West Renwick Road in unincorporated Plainfield Township at 5:42 p.m. and found two Harley Davidson motorcycles in a ditch near a driveway, according to the Will County sheriff’s office.

A 20-year-old woman driving a 2004 Ford Focus told deputies she saw three motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed, according to the sheriff’s office.

While the Focus was eastbound on Renwick Road, the motorcycles entered the westbound lane to pass a car. One of the motorcyclists was able to get back over in time, but the other two were not and were struck head-on by the Focus.

One of the motorcyclists, 52-year-old Richard C. Wallace of Morris, was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead at 6:47 p.m., according to the sheriff’s and coroner’s offices.

The other motorcyclist, a 27-year-old Ottawa man, was also taken to St. Joseph’s with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The woman was also taken to Saint Joseph’s with non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges or citations had been filed in connection with the crash as of Monday morning.

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