1 dead, 1 seriously hurt after Dan Ryan motorcycle crash throws pair onto 47th Street Red Line tracks

Unrelated Dan Ryan shooting adds to Chicago morning traffic
CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person is dead and another seriously hurt after a motorcycle crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway threw the riders onto nearby CTA Red Line tracks early Friday morning on the South Side.

Illinois State Police received a call about a crash about 12:40 a.m. A motorcycle was traveling south at a high rate of speed in the Interstate 94 express lanes when it hit a concrete median, police said.

A 40-year-old Country Club Hills man was driving the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His passenger was a 55-year-old Country Club Hills woman.

Both the motorcycle's riders were thrown onto the Red Line tracks at 47th Street.

Dan Ryan shooting, crash snarl morning traffic


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A crash and shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway Friday morning snarled traffic.



The woman was deceased when first responders arrived, and the man was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

Witnesses said they saw a dark-colored vehicle hit the motorcycle and keep driving, but state police could not confirm the possible hit-and-run.

Red Line service began running again about 7:30 a.m., bypassing 47th Street. All Red Line service resumed just after 9 a.m.



Service was suspended between 35th and 69th just after 1:45 a.m. due to the crash.

The southbound express lanes of I-94 were closed near 47th as troopers continued to investigate, state police said.

At about the same time as the crash, a car traveling south on the Dan Ryan near the Skyway 63rd Street ramp was shot multiple times. The victim was later transported to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.

Sun-Times Media contributed to this report.
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