Chicago firefighter Sean Sloe killed in motorcycle accident near Springfield

May 2, 2013 (CHICAGO)

On Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Fire Department identified him as Sean Sloe, assigned to Truck 55.

Authorities say Sloe was on the ramp to I-55 southbound when he hit two semi trucks. The crash is under investigation.

Sloe's brother is a firefighter with the Springfield Fire Department.

This news comes after motorcycle groups joined Wednesday in Springfield with the Illinois State Police and transportation officials to kick off a safety campaign in an effort to decrease motorcycle accidents. There is no confirmation that Sloe was attending the event.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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