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Man files suit over crash that led to wife's death

By Mark Reccek | Feb 2, 2015

A man is suing over a motorcycle collision that killed his wife.

Ronald Kirchman Jr., as special administrator of the estate of Karin M. Kirchman, filed a lawsuit Jan. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against an unknown woman.

According to the complaint, Kirchman was operating a motorcycle, on which Karin was riding as a passenger, eastbound on state Highway 24 on July 20, 2014, when the woman crossed the center line separating traffic and struck his motorcycle. Karin Kirchman died as a result of the collision, the suit states.

Kirchman is represented by Michael T. Mertz of Hurley McKenna & Mertz in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L000570.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and represents only one side of the story.

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