A 19-year-old man from Round Lake Beach was killed Sunday evening after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into a ditch near Lake Villa, the sheriff’s office said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:30 p.m. Sunday to Rollins Road west of Route 45 in unincorporated Lake Villa for a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle in the ditch south of the roadway.
Deputies located the rider of the motorcycle, a 19-year-old Round Lake Beach man, unconscious and not breathing.
Sheriff’s deputies attempted life-saving measures until paramedics arrived.
The driver succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, Covelli said.
A preliminary investigation shows the driver of the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Rollins Road west of Route 45.
The driver was in the inside lane and made a lane change to the outside lane, but drove slightly off the roadway onto the gravel shoulder.
Covelli said that this caused the driver to lose control and crash into the ditch. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained major injuries.
Sheriff’s accident investigators responded and continue investigating. The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded and an autopsy is being scheduled.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit and Lake County Coroner’s Office.