(PRESS RELEASE) — Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday night on Route 41 in Wadsworth.

At approximately 8:04 PM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was called to a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on Route 41 north of Route 173, in Wadsworth.

Initial indications are the driver of the motorcycle rear-ended a 1985 Pontiac Fiero, also traveling southbound Route 41.

The driver of the motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected and sustained significant injuries as a result of the crash.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 42-year-old-male from Beach Park, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Fiero, a 63-year-old male from Gurnee, was not injured.

The identity of the deceased driver is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

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The traffic crash is being investigated by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.