I-80 Fatal Caused by Driver with Suspended License, Police Say
Aaron Pointer took a curve too fast and collided with a 25-year-old motorcyclist from Plainfield, according to the Illinois State Police.
A 25-year-old motorcyclist from Plainfield died Friday after being struck by an out-of-control SUV driven by a Joliet man with a suspended license and no insurance, police said.
Juan M. Juarez-Del Angel was pronounced dead at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet at 4:41 p.m., an hour after the crash on eastbound Interstate 80 east of Interstate 55, according to the Will County Coroner’s office.
Juarez-Del Angel was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said.
Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Bill Fuentes said a 1999 Kia Sportage SUV driven by Aaron Pointer, 42, was traveling on the ramp from northbound I-55 to eastbound I-80 when it lost control, fishtailed and struck the motorcycle.
“He evidently was taking the curve too fast,” Fuentes said of the driver.
Pointer was ticketed for driving on a suspended license, improper lane use and operating an uninsured vehicle, police said.
Fuentes said Pointer was also taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center with minor injuries.