A motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into a car that pulled out in front of it, leaving the motorcyclist dead Monday evening in Waukegan, police said.
The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 6:50 p.m. Monday to the area of Jackson Street and Keith Avenue for a crash with injuries.
Officers found a serious crash between a Kawasaki motorcycle and a Toyota Camry, Waukegan Police Commander Joe Florip said.
The Waukegan Police Department’s Traffic Division was called to investigate due to the seriousness of the incident.
Traffic investigators believe the Kawasaki was traveling southbound on Jackson Street at a high rate of speed approaching Keith Avenue.
The Toyota was stopped at the stop sign facing westbound on Keith Avenue at Jackson Street. The Kawasaki did not have a stop sign.
“As the Toyota attempted to cross Jackson Street, the Kawasaki could not stop and struck the passenger side of the Toyota,” Florip said.
The motorcyclist did not have a stop sign but investigators believe that the speed of the Kawasaki was the main contributor to the crash, Florip said.
The driver of the Kawasaki, a Waukegan man in his 30s, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Florip said that the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and the driver of the Toyota, a Waukegan man in his 70s, was wearing his seatbelt.
The man driving the Toyota has not been issued any citations and is cooperating with police.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday afternoon. Once the autopsy has been completed and proper family notifications have been made, authorities will release the victim’s identity.