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Motorcyclist killed in Bishop Ford crash

Edward Lopez with his niece. | Provided photo

A west suburban man was killed in a motorcycle crash early Friday on the Bishop Ford Freeway on the Far South Side.

Edward Lopez was driving a black Yamaha motorcycle at a high speed on northbound I-94 near the Beaubien Forest Preserve when he lost control at 2:35 a.m., according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

Lopez’s sister, Gwendolyn Murphy, said that Lopez was not speeding, but that he noticed a problem with his motorcycle and was attempting to pull over to avoid colliding with another vehicle.

The motorcycle veered to the right off the road and into grassy brush, where Lopez was thrown from the bike, state police said.

Lopez, 26, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 3:06 a.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in Berwyn.