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Man dies after being ejected from motorcycle in crash near Cary

A man has died after crashing his motorcycle near Cary early Wednesday morning.

At around 12:10 a.m. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Cary Fire Protection District was dispatched to the area of Fox River Road and Woodland Avenue in unincorporated Cary for a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries.

When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived they located a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle with significant damage, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.

Covelli said that a preliminary investigation showed that the Yamaha, driven by a male of Cary, was traveling eastbound on Fox River Road in the area of Woodland Avenue.

“For an unknown reason, the driver of the motorcycle left the roadway and entered a ditch on the south side of Fox River Road. The motorcycle then struck a utility pole and the driver was ejected,” Covelli said in a statement.

Cary Fire Protection District officials said that a Flight For Life Helicopter was placed on standby prior to units arriving on the scene. However, after the patient was evaluated by paramedics, Flight For Life was cancelled because the patient did not meet the criteria for transportation by a medical helicopter due to his critical condition.

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Authorities said that the driver was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington with life-threatening injuries where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Officials said that the name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Lt. Michael Douglass of the Cary Fire Protection District said, “[We] would like to remind everyone that safety is everyone’s responsibility. When participating in summer activities please wear appropriate protective equipment whether riding a bicycle, a motorcycle or a scooter.”

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. The Cary Police Department also assisted at the scene.


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