Bicyclist Struck, Killed on Dan Ryan Expressway
By Kevin Robinson in News on Aug 31, 2010 1:30PM
Photo by John Russel.
Illinois State Police Trooper Clare Pfotenhauer told WLS that Hippchen was riding south in the northbound lanes when he tried to cross the expressway and was hit. Neither Hippchen's mother nor his friends know why he might have been on the Dan Ryan with his bicycle. “He just made a bad decision,” Hippchen's mother Shelley said Monday from her home in Homer City, PA.
HIppchen was a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute. He started working at Soldier Field on an internship, and stayed on after graduation. His mother said that he planned to continue his education and become a sous chef. “When he came home to visit, he always had to cook for us,” she said. “He was an excellent cook.”