A Chicago man is dead after his motorcycle was struck by two semis on Interstate 55 near Springfield Thursday.
The victim is identified as 37-year-old Sean Sloe. Authorities are still investigating the accident, which blocked the southbound lanes for hours on Thursday. Police attempted to divert traffic off the interstate onto Clear Lake and Sangamon Avenues, but both of those roads also became clogged with traffic. At one point, vehicles were backed up for as much as five miles on I-55.