On September 5, 2023, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Route 21 south of Casey Road, unincorporated Libertyville, for a traffic crash with injuries, involving a motorcycle. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found the operator of the motorcycle critically wounded.
Preliminary investigation shows a BWM motorcycle, driven by a 49-year-old man of Lake Villa, was traveling southbound on Route 21. According to witnesses, the driver of the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic. As the motorcycle continued southbound, a Hyundai SUV, driven by a 68-year-old woman was turning left from the Independence Grove Dog Park onto southbound Route 21.
The motorcycle collided with the Hyundai, which caused the motorcycle to strike a curb and the driver was thrown into a guardrail. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, where he was later pronounced deceased. The driver of the Hyundai was uninjured.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is scheduling an autopsy. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.