Motorcyclist killed after being struck by semi on I-290 onramp

A motorcyclist was killed after he collided with a semi-truck as they were on the onramp leading to the the Eisenhower Expressway, officials said.

The accident happened at 4:51 p.m. at Mannheim Road in Hillside, according to Illinois State Police officials.

The motorcyclist, who was in his 20s, was getting on the on ramp of east bound I-290 when the motorcycle collided with a semi-truck carrying a trailer, police said.

The motorcyclist was pushed against a wall as the truck and the motorcycle were attempting to get on to the expressway at the same time and then was run over by the trailer, police said.

The man, whose name is not being released pending the notification of his family, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:08 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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