The sheriff’s office said a 60-year-old man from Wisconsin operating a motorcycle died after an SUV turned in front of him and caused a crash near Antioch.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Antioch Fire Department responded around 2:20 p.m. Saturday to Lake Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue in unincorporated Antioch for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies arrived and found a motorcycle and vehicle involved.
A preliminary investigation shows a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by a 60-year-old Salem, Wisconsin man, was traveling southbound on Lake Avenue approaching Hillcrest Avenue.
A Volkswagen Tiguan, driven by a 29-year-old Antioch woman, was traveling northbound on Lake Avenue.
The driver of the Volkswagen made a left turn onto Hillcrest Avenue directly in front of the motorcycle, Covelli said.
The driver of the Harley-Davidson was unable to avoid a collision and struck the Volkswagen.
The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the motorcycle over the Volkswagen upon impact, Covelli said.
Both drivers were transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Covelli said the motorcyclist had what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries initially.
The sheriff’s office later learned on Sunday the motorcyclist had died from injuries sustained in the crash.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Mark Basil, 60, of Salem, Wisconsin.
A preliminary autopsy showed Basil died from blunt force injuries as a result of the crash.
The incident was turned over to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team and it currently remains under investigation.