Man Remains In Critical Condition

An Illinois man remains in critical condition after his motorcycle crashed into a SUV making an illegal U–turn on Interstate 70 last Thursday night.

The accident happened a little after seven o'clock, officials say 40-year-old Michael Otteren of Twin Lakes, Michigan was driving west bound on I–70 when he attempted to cross the median to get to the eastbound lanes. That's when he collided with a motorcycle driven by 49-year-old Ivan Rupert of Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Rupert was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in critical condition. Troopers say it appears he was not wearing a helmet.

Otteren was issued a ticket for careless driving resulting in injury and making an illegal turn.

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