Chicago firefighter Sean Sloe killed in motorcycle accident near Springfield

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May 2, 2013 6:52:36 PM PDT
A Chicago firefighter and paramedic was killed in a motorcycle accident on I-55 near Springfield, Illinois, on Thursday morning.

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.