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The Grundy County Coroner’s Office and Seneca Police Department are investigating a fatal accident that occurred near Seneca shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 19th.

Grundy County Deputy Chief Coroner Christina Hintze-Symoniak said a motorcycle operated by John Martinez, 52, of Pontiac was with a group of other motorcycles going southbound on East 29th Road over the north hill when for unknown reasons misjudged the curve.

As a result, Martinez was ejected off the motorcycle and landed in the ravine. Martinez was transported to Morris Hospital by Seneca EMS and pronounced dead at 1 a.m. on September 20th