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Motorcyclist Fatally Hit By Semi After Striking Deer On Edens

CHICAGO (STMW) -- A 25-year-old man was struck and killed by a semi on the Edens Expressway in north suburban Northfield after he had stopped when his motorcycle hit a deer, according to Illinois State Police.

About 12:20 a.m., the motorcycle and another vehicle hit a deer in the southbound lanes of I-94 near Willow Road, state police said.

The 25-year-old motorcyclist stopped, got off his bike and was walking along the expressway when a semi hit him and then kept driving, police said.

He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he later died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner's office did not immediately confirm the fatality.

The deer was also killed.

All southbound lanes of the Edens were closed after the crash as officers investigated, but they were reopened by 5:30 a.m., state police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2015. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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