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Coroner IDs 50-year-old man killed after motorcycle crashes into semi-truck in Gurnee

A 50-year-old man was killed after crashing his motorcycle into a semi-truck near Route 45 and Dada Drive in Gurnee Monday morning | Photo: Randy D’Addezio.

A 50-year-old man, who was a father of three kids, died after crashing his motorcycle head-on into a semi-truck in Gurnee Monday morning, police and the coroner’s office said.

An autopsy showed that Alex Gamburg, 50, of Gurnee, died of blunt force injuries caused during a vehicle crash, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. Toxicology results are pending, Cooper said.

The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 7:35 a.m. Monday to the area of Route 45 and Dada Drive for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Officers arrived and found a motorcycle collided with a semi-truck. The driver of the motorcycle, identified as Gamburg, sustained fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, Gurnee Police Department Spokeswoman Shawn Gaylor said.

The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured, Gaylor added. The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team is assisting the Gurnee Police Department with the crash investigation.

Witnesses said that Gamburg lost control of his motorcycle and crossed the yellow center line, striking the semi-truck head-on.

“We have been in close contact with Mr. Gamburg’s family and our deepest condolences go out to them during this difficult time. This is truly a tragedy,” Cooper said.

An obituary for Gamburg said that he leaves behind a wife and three kids.

Chapel service will be from begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 West Rand Road in Arlington Heights. Burial services will proceed at Shalom Memorial Park.


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