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Lanes Reopen On Eisenhower After Fatal Motorcycle Crash

CHICAGO (STMW) -- A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the Eisenhower Expressway early Monday on the West Side, closing the right lane for about five hours overnight.

At 12:35 a.m., the male rider, whose age was not known, crashed into the median between the westbound California Avenue exit ramp and the expressway, according to Illinois State Police and witnesses at the scene.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the fatality, but did not release additional details.

At 5:25 a.m., the expressway's right lane and the California exit ramp were reopened, police said. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

(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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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