CHICAGO — A Logan Square bicyclist killed in a bus crash Wednesday was a charismatic, friendly man, his boss said.
Blaine Klingenberg, 29, of the 3600 block of West Shakespeare, was riding his bike when he disobeyed a red light and turned into a bus at Michigan Avenue and Oak Street, according to police.
Just hours before the accident, Klingenberg had told friends he wanted to go to Lake Michigan, posting on Facebook, "Who's down for the lake?????"
Those types of posts were typical of Klingenberg, said Bruce Kohn, the owner of Advanced Messenger Service, where Klingenberg worked.
"Blaine liked to be with people," Kohn said. “Right on his Facebook page you can tell: Every day when he was done with work he went to a group of people and posted, ‘Who’s down for this? Who’s down for that?’ Yesterday he said, ‘Who’s down for the lake?’
“Unfortunately, he made it about 100 yards away from the lake.”
Klingenberg moved to Chicago from California, Kohn said.
Klingenberg's Facebook page was full of photos of him riding his bike around the city
"It's a terrible thing that happened," Kohn said. Klingenberg was a "super social, super nice guy."
Kohn said he's still gathering information about the crash and declined to comment further.
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