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Motorcycle driver killed in Joliet crash: cops

Crash remains under investigation

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A 29-year-old man whom officers believe to be the driver of a motorcycle was killed in an apparent single-vehicle crash Friday, police said.

The man’s body was found by a city of Joliet street department employee off a roadway on the west side of Louise Ray Parkway, Joliet police Sgt. Dwayne English said.

The employee called 911 about the body, and officers responded to Louise Parkway and South Street at 12:04 p.m. Friday, English said.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a badly damaged Kawasaki ZX600 motorcycle nearby, as well as evidence that a crash occurred, English said.

The 29-year-old was pronounced dead by the Will County Coroner’s Office. The office has not yet released the man’s identity.

English said it is believed that the man drove the motorcycle and it was a single-vehicle crash involving the bike.

Officers still are investigating the crash. Anyone with information about the crash should contact the Joliet Police Department’s traffic division at 815-724-3010.