A motorcycle crash on northbound I-55 near Springfield has killed two people.
State police say traffic was slowing down because of a separate accident as the motorcycle approached. The cyclist swerved off the road and slid onto the left-hand shoulder. The motorcycle struck the median wires. The 48-year-old male driver from Normal was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 35-year-old female from Colfax, died later at the hospital.
Those crashes bottlenecked traffic for hours on northbound I-55 approaching Springfield.