Investigators say a 20-year-old man was driving a stolen motorcycle at a high rate of speed when he crashed into an SUV and a traffic light, leaving him dead in Waukegan Sunday.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 5:45 p.m. Sunday to the area of Green Bay Road and 10th Street in Waukegan for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain said officers arrived to find a black 2008 Saturn SUV in the intersection with front-end damage.
Officers also found pieces of a motorcycle approximately 100 feet away in the grass in front of Maj-Estic Collision Center.
The motorcycle rider, a 20-year-old man, was found in the parking lot of the collision center.
He had suffered major injuries, including a severed leg and significant internal injuries, Chastain said.
Paramedics transported him to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan where doctors pronounced the man dead in the emergency room.
Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said her office conducted an autopsy on Monday and identified the victim as Genry Matute-Amador, 20, of Waukegan.
The autopsy confirmed that Matute-Amador died from blunt force injuries as a result of the crash, Banek said.
The driver of the SUV, a 53-year-old Waukegan man, provided a statement to officers at the scene.
Chastain said the man also consented to a blood and urine sample along with a cell phone search, vehicle search and a vehicle crash data download.
Video from multiple cameras has been recovered showing the motorcycle traveling northbound on Green Bay Road at a high rate of speed, Chastain said.
The Saturn was seen making a left-hand turn onto 10th Street from southbound Green Bay Road when it was struck by the motorcycle.
The motorcycle continued northbound where it struck a traffic signal, Chastain said.
The motorcycle was later found to be stolen after investigators conducted a VIN check.
Investigators are still working to determine whether the crash happened in Waukegan or North Chicago as it occurred near the dividing line.
The crash remains under investigation by the Waukegan Police Department, which shut down the intersection for several hours Sunday for an investigation.