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Off-duty Chicago police officer dies in motorcycle crash

Updated: August 19, 2013 11:07AM

An off-duty Chicago police officer died after he had a heart attack while riding his motorcycle in the southwest suburbs Sunday evening, authorities said.

The officer — whose name, age and department rank were not available — crashed the motorcycle about 6:50 p.m. while merging onto northbound La Grange Road from Archer Avenue, a source said.

He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

Further details were not available.

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