Man, Possibly Off-Duty Cop, Killed In Accident
MELROSE PARK, Ill. (STNG) ― Police in northwest suburban Melrose Park refuse to comment on reports that an off-duty Stone Park police officer was killed in an accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV on Wednesday afternoon.
A man in his 30s was killed in an accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV at at 2033 N. Mannheim Rd., according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
The man's name is being withheld pending family notification, the spokesman said. Pronouncement information was not immediately available.
A person who answered the phone at the Melrose Park Police Department would only say that they responded to the scene of an accident at Armitage Avenue and North Mannheim Road late Wednesday afternoon. He said no further information would be available until Thursday.
A witness said the accident involved a motorcycle and an SUV, and that the driver of the motorcycle was killed. Unconfirmed reports said the victim was an off-duty Stone Park police officer.
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