NBCChicago.com is reporting that James Larsen, 27, of Libertyville, died Saturday morning when he tumbled out of a party bus and onto the roadway of I-294. An unidentified vehicle hit him once he was on the road and the bus may have been traveling at 70 MPH. The accident occurred on I-294 in Northbrook close to Lake Cook Road.
Working off an Illinois State Police press release, NBCChicago.com says that an initial report suggests Larsen was trying to turn up the volume on a radio when he tripped and fell down the stairway of the bus, hurtling out of the bus door and landing on the pavement below.
The accident continues to be under investigation. The ISP is seeking the driver of the car who hit Larsen. Authorities are also looking into the possibility of the door malfunctioning, allowing the accident to happen.
All of us at the Illinois Accident Report are deeply saddened by this loss of life. Nothing can console the friends and family affected by such a terrible tragedy. We send condolences to all those involved.
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