A Buffalo Grove man, who was a father of two, has been identified as the victim killed in a motorcycle crash in Kenosha County. His family said he died “doing what he loved most.”
The Kenosha County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Department said they responded along with firefighters and paramedics to a serious vehicle crash around 3:37 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of 312th Avenue near Burlington.
Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. David Wright said initial reports indicated a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on 312th Avenue.
The motorcycle failed to negotiate the curve as it approached 7th Street.
The motorcycle left the roadway and crashed into the ditch line on the west side of 312th Avenue, Wright said.
Wright said the roadway was wet as it had just finished raining.
The motorcycle, which sustained extensive damage, was occupied by two riders.
Wright said the driver of the motorcycle, identified as Scott E. Wicks, 54, of Buffalo Grove, sustained critical injuries.
Wicks was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The female passenger of the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) responded to the scene to assist in the crash investigation due to the seriousness of the incident.
An obituary for Wicks said he had an established and successful career in banking and finance.
“Scott loved spending time with his family. He loved attending sporting events, coaching youth sports, traveling, and playing golf. While taken much too soon, Scott passed away doing what he loved most – riding his Harley Davidson with his wife Jane,” his obituary said.
Wicks leaves behind his wife, two children, multiple stepchildren and multiple siblings.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday in Wilmette with a funeral service to follow.
A GoFundMe account in memory of Wicks said his family is “devasted by the unexpected loss” of Wicks.
“He was such a bright spark in this world and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. If you knew Scott you knew how humorous, giving, friendly and loving he was. Aside from being a devoted family man, he has always taken part in giving back to his community and those in need and now it’s the communities turn to help in the family’s time of need,” Michael Smolyansky said in the fundraiser.
Wright said the investigation is still active and the public is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at 262-605-5100 with any information regarding the crash.