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Tinley Motorcycle Driver Dead After Crash in Orland with Metra Train

The Chicago Tribune reported that the driver died early Friday morning after a crash near Wolf Road and 175th Street in Orland Park.

Metra officials are still working on a full report of an accident that left a motorcyclist dead around 1 a.m. Friday.

Joseph S. DeMarco, 50, of the 16800 block of South 81st Avenue, was named as the victim Friday afternoon, according to the Cook County Coroner's Office.

No other people were injured in the accident, which occurred near 175th Street and Wolf Road in Orland, according to the Chicago Tribune. Metra staff confirmed Friday that the gates and warning signals were working as intended at the crash's location.

Metra officials said DeMarco struck one of the gates before the train, Triblocal reported.

Joseph Bonke March 05, 2012 at 05:03 PM
thanks marie the biker friends of joey d
Ben Feldheim March 05, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Thank you and the others who've been gracious to share what they knew about him. I'm sorry for your loss.
taxpayer March 07, 2012 at 03:08 PM
You know BP, really your comment doesn't deserve a response. Whats my agenda?? I don't have one, I live day by day and making it better than the day before. You never know when your last day will be and life is too short to be ignorant and spiteful. Your agenda is to spew wrong information. Please, this family is hurting and doesn't need your ignorance right now. You know the saying "if you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all"? I hope someday you find inner peace for whatever angers you. As for jumping off a cliff, WOW, thats sad that you wish death on anyone. I feel sorry for you. I hope this family can find peace and celebrate the life their loved one had. Their love and memories will carry them through this tough time.
Megan James March 07, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Taxpayer - The best thing anyone can do is to just click on "Flag as inappropriate" next to BP's comments. After so many hits by other patch readers, BP's posts are removed. Oak Forest's patch site is constantly removing BP's post because those readers keep hitting the "Flag as inappropriate" on his/her comments on their tragic train accident. :-)
Megan James March 08, 2012 at 07:21 PM
@Taxpayer - You are very welcome for the tip on flagging comments you're offended or upset by. Seems to be working and getting this post back to just being a place for Mr. DeMarco's friends and family to share their wonderful memories of him.

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