2/20/16: Will County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 22000 block of W. Renwick Road, Plainfield Township, at 5:42pm, for an accident involving two motorcycles and a vehicle. Upon arrival deputies observed two Harley Davidson motorcycles in a ditch near a residential driveway. One motorcycle driver, Richard Wallace, age 52, of Morris, was unresponsive at the scene and was transported to Presence St. Joe’s Hospital by Plainfield Fire. He was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. The second Harley Davidson driver, a 27 year old male from Ottawa, was also transported to St. Joe’s with non-life threatening injuries.
A 20 year old female, driving a 2004 Ford Focus, and several witnesses stated that they observed three motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds prior to the accident. While the Focus was traveling eastbound on Renwick Road three motorcycles entered the westbound lane to pass the vehicle. One motorcycle was able to get back over in time however the other two were not and were struck head-on by the Focus. The female driver was transported to St. Joe’s with non-life threatening injuries.
Cause of death for Mr. Wallace is pending an autopsy and toxicology reports by the Will County Coroner’s Office. –end-