SENECA - The Palos Heights co-founder of the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run and one of the founders of a memorial wall dedicated to military personnel killed in the Middle East conflicts died Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Grundy County, officials said.
Anthony R. Cutrano, 52, died Sunday afternoon of multiple injuries he sustained in the crash near Seneca, according to Grundy County Coroner John Callahan.
The crash happened at about 3 p.m. on Route 6, about two-tenths of a mile north of Bluff Road. The area is known as Holderman Hill, Callahan said in a statement. According to a preliminary investigation, Cutrano was driving northeast when he went into an included curve and lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Cutrano was a founding organizer of the Middle East Conflict Memorial Wall project in Marseilles. From the Freedom Run website:
On June 19th, 2004 a Granite Memorial Wall was dedicated commemorating the servicemen and women who have lost their lives in worldwide conflicts since 1979. The project was built with donated material and labor and is the first of its kind, in the History of the United States, to give honor to our fallen by name while a conflict is ongoing.