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Sal Cacciato of Access TCA dies in motorcycle crash

cacciatoIt is with a very sad heart that we report that Sal Cacciato, a field supervisory with Access TCA, was killed on Halloween night in a motorcycle accident in Illinois.

Sal had come home early on Monday, October 31, from his trip to Philadelphia and spent a wonderful sunny afternoon with his wife, Kathleen. She said he was in a great mood after a good day at work, and they had a wonderful afternoon together since she decided to come home early to surprise him.

After the trick-or-treating ended, Sal decided to go for a motorcycle ride. When he was returning from the ride, not far from his home, there was a poorly lit street, where a college student pulled out from the left. The student did not see Sal on his motorcycle and struck him with his car. Police said there was no pain, but unfortunately, the injuries were so severe that Sal could not survive them.

According to police reports, paramedics took both drivers to Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., where Sal was pronounced dead. The other driver was discharged with minor injuries.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Access TCA.

A memorial gathering for Sal Cacciato will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011, at 12 p.m. at St. James the Apostle Church, located at 480 S. Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137.

A memorial mass will follow the gathering at 1 p.m. Immediately following the service, there will be a celebration of Sal’s life at Suparossa Restaurant, located at 6310 S. Route 53, Woodbridge, IL, 60517. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National MS Society (www.nationalmssociety.org/goto/salcacciato) or The Edward Foundation of Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL.

If you knew Sal, ECN would like to hear from you. Please use the comments below to share your fond memories. All comments will be passed along to the Cacciato family.

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