A driver was killed after being ejected from their motorcycle during a crash with a sedan, which left both vehicles engulfed in flames in Zion Monday afternoon, police said.
The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire-Rescue Department responded around 1:23 p.m. Monday to 29th Street and Lewis Avenue in Zion for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Zion Police Department Lt. Derek Zaloudek said officers arrived to find a two-vehicle crash involving a Kawasaki motorcycle and a Toyota sedan.
The driver of the Kawasaki motorcycle was ejected during the crash and suffered critical injuries.
The crash resulted in the Toyota catching on fire and both vehicles becoming engulfed in flames.
Police officers rendered aid to both drivers until the Zion Fire-Rescue Department arrived and took over medical aid, Zaloudek said. Firefighters extinguished the flames.
The driver of the Kawasaki motorcycle died from their injuries at an area hospital.
Zaloudek said the driver of the Toyota sedan was also transported to an area hospital but had non-life-threatening injuries.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was requested to the scene to investigate the crash.
Zaloudek said further details on the crash were being withheld pending MCAT’s investigation and the family of the victim being notified.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is scheduling an autopsy on the motorcycle driver, whose identity has not been released yet.
Anyone who witnessed the crash and did not speak to an investigator is asked to contact the Zion Police Department at (847) 872-8000.