A motorcycle entering Interstate 80 hit a semitrailer-tractor truck near Tinley Park tonight, killing a female passenger and injuring the driver of the motorcycle, state police said.
About 6:24 p.m. the truck was westbound on I-80 while the pair on the motorcycle were merging onto the highway from the southbound Harlem on-ramp, according to a news release from the Illinois State Police.
The motorcycle reportedly struck the right front corner of the truck before going out of control and crashing onto the roadway, police said.
The female passenger on the motorcycle was pronounced dead on the scene by the Will County Coroner's office, while the driver of the motorcycle was taken to a local hospital, police said.
No information was available about the driver's condition, and the woman's identification was not released pending notification of family. The investigation was ongoing and any charges or citations were under review, police said.Copyright © 2015, RedEye