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Motorcycle crash claims life of man

April 11, 2019

MOMENCE — John E. Robbins, of Momence, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a crash involving two motorcycles on East River North Road west of Momence on Tuesday.

The 68-year-old Robbins was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center at 8:44 p.m., according to Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

Robbins’ motorcycle struck the rear of another motorcycle. Robbins’ motorcycle left the road and struck a power pole, Gessner said. Robbins was not wearing a helmet.

The operator of the other motorcycle was treated at the scene, Kankakee County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ken McCabe said.

The motorcycles were traveling eastbound on East River North Road at approximately at 5:38 p.m.

Kankakee County Sheriff’s police continue their investigation.