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COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (STMW) - Two men died Saturday in separate motorcycle crashes on Interstate 80 in the south suburbs.

One crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-80 near Cicero Avenue, an Illinois State Police District Chicago master sergeant said. That intersection is located in southwest suburban Country Club Hills.

Vincent Austin, 37, of 6509 Pasture Side Trail in south suburban Matteson, was pronounced dead at 5:46 p.m. at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

Traffic on I-80 and nearby I-57 were reportedly snarled following the crash.

Earlier in the day, a 38-year-old motorist from downstate Madison was killed in a separate motorcycle crash on I-80 near southwest suburban Joliet.

The crash occurred on westbound I-80 about a quarter-mile east of milepost 127 in southwest suburban Troy Township, according to the Will County Coroner’s office.

Thomas M. Thiele was pronounced dead at 9:06 a.m. at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, according to the coroner’s office.

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