Buffalo Grove victim of June 1 motorcycle accident dies

  • Chris Monsen

    Chris Monsen

Daily Herald report
Updated 6/13/2017 4:09 PM

Chris Monsen, 27, of Buffalo Grove has died at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge of complications from multiple injuries in a June 1 motorcycle accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. June 1, Monsen was riding his motorcycle on the entrance ramp to northbound Route 53 from Algonquin Road when he crossed lanes of traffic and crashed into a concrete barrier dividing express and local lanes, family members had said. He died about 11 a.m. Sunday.


Family members set up a GoFundMe account to help take care of Chris Monsen's 22-month-old son Elliot and pay medical bills. It had raised $11,900 as of Tuesday afternoon.

Chris Monsen is a former Marine corporal who worked as a combat engineer with the Eighth Engineer Support Battalion and served in Afghanistan.

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