A 34-year-old female motorcyclist died after a crash on Lake Shore Drive Monday morning.
Witnesses described the accident as dramatic.
“The woman on the bike flew in the air and hit the guard rail and flew off to the side," said Bill Pfeiffer who witnessed the accident as he was walking nearby.
Police say it happened around midnight on Lake Shore Drive near Irving Park Road. The Chicago Tribune is reporting the victim's name is Lacie Berry from the Avalon Park neighborhood. Officials say she was riding her motorcycle on the south bound lanes when she collided with a vehicle as she was changing lanes. Police say the vehicle had no side mirrors.
“I heard two other bikes flying about 90 miles an hour and then I saw some other bikes, then boom, and the bike went sliding down Lake Shore drive," said the witness.
Lacie's' father, Darryl Berry, tells the Chicago Tribune his daughter was returning from a motorcycle event with a group of avid motorcyclists. "she was a very safe driver, and her group loved and respected her. She loved to ride," he added.
The Chicago Tribune is also reporting that Lacie was the mother of a 5-year-old boy and two girls, 13 and 3.
No charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle involved, but police did issue three compliance citations.