Man killed in Lower West Side motorcycle crash

Richard E. Mroch, 54, was riding the bike on 26th Street when he hit the median while turning onto Western Avenue, authorities said.

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A man died after crashing a motorcycle Oct. 10, 2020, at 26th Street and Western Avenue.

A man died after crashing a motorcycle Oct. 10, 2020, at 26th Street and Western Avenue.

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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Saturday on the Lower West Side.

The 54-year-old was riding the bike on 26th Street about 4 a.m. when he hit the median while turning onto Western Avenue, Chicago police said.

Richard E. Mroch was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:17 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in Joliet.

The CPD Major Accidents unit is investigating.

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