A 28 year old man from Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood was killed last night when he was struck while riding his bicycle on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The incident occurred at around 9:00 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Expressway near Garfield Boulevard. The man, Christopher Hippchen, was dead on the scene. Click here to read the account from cbs2chicago.com.
Exactly how this accident occurred has not yet been reported. It is illegal to ride a bicycle on Illinois expressways.
Here is an update on this tragic story posted at 2:13 p.m. on the Chicago Breaking News Center. It doesn't add much information about how and why this incident took place, but it offers a little information about who the cyclist was.