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Authorities identify bicyclist who died after being hit by car in Libertyville

A 60-year-old man riding a bicycle was struck by a car on Route 176 east of Stritch Drive in Libertyville early Sunday morning. | Photo: Google Street View.

Authorities have identified a 60-year-old Mundelein man who died after a vehicle struck him while he was riding his bicycle in Libertyville Sunday morning.

An autopsy showed that Timothy Bowes, 60, of Mundelein, died from injuries due to blunt force trauma from being struck by a car, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper.

The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 3:25 a.m. Sunday to the area of Route 176 and Stritch Drive for a report of a vehicle crash.

Officers arrived and found a bicyclist in the roadway and a vehicle that had struck the bike east of the intersection, west of Butterfield Road.

The bicyclist, identified as Bowes, was alert and conscious at the scene and paramedics treated him. He was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Doctors later pronounced Bowes deceased around 6:30 a.m. Sunday and crash investigators were called to the scene.

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This incident is currently being investigated by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team, Libertyville Police Department and Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Police did not release any additional details regarding the crash. Toxicology results are pending.

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


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