Motorcyclist dies in Edens Expy. crash at Wilson; outbound lanes reopen

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene. Drivers were forced off the expressway at the Wilson exit.

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A crash shut down all lanes of the Edens Expressway near Wilson Avenue July 19, 2021.

A crash shut down all lanes of the Edens Expressway near Wilson Avenue July 19, 2021.

A motorcyclist died and another person was injured in a crash Monday morning on the Edens Expressway near Wilson Avenue, shutting down outbound lanes for over two hours.

The motorcyclist crashed around 5:30 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, Chicago Fire Department spokesperson Larry Langford said. The person’s name hasn’t been released.

Another person was taken to a hospital in good condition, according to Langford.

All lanes were shut down until 8 a.m. for an investigation, Illinois State Police said. The circumstances of the crash were not immediately released.

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