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1 dead, 1 injured after multiple motorcycles crash into each other in Lake in the Hills

Police investigate a multiple motorcycle crash on Virginia Road near Pingree Road in Lake in the Hills Sunday morning. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

One person died and another was hospitalized after four motorcycles collided with each other while traveling in a group in Lake in the Hills, police said.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Lake in the Hills Police Department responded around 10:53 a.m. Sunday to Virginia Road and Pingree Road.

Lake in the Hills Police Department Communications Coordinator Ashley Eccles said that officers received a call of a motorcycle accident.

A bystander along with Crystal Lake police performed life-saving measures by giving CPR to one of the victims before paramedics arrived.

Eccles said that a group of seven motorcycles were traveling northwest on Virginia Road near Pingree Road when the crash occurred.

One of the motorcyclists lost control, resulting in collisions between four of the motorcyclists in the group.

Police investigate a multiple motorcycle crash on Virginia Road near Pingree Road in Lake in the Hills Sunday morning. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

One motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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Another motorcyclist was transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

Two other motorcycles were damaged during the crash but the drivers did not sustain any injuries.

Eccles said that the name of the deceased will not be released until notification to his family has been made.

 No charges have been filed at this time. The roadway was closed for approximately five hours while a crash investigation was conducted.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Lake in the Hills Police Department.