The coroner has identified a man who died after he was ejected from his motorcycle during a crash that left the motorcycle and a second vehicle engulfed in flames in Zion Monday.
A preliminary investigation showed Andre Turner, 48, of Zion, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a vehicle crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
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, later identified as Turner, 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.
Turner died from his injuries at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.
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.
Anyone who witnessed the crash and did not speak to an investigator is asked to contact the Zion Police Department at (847) 872-8000.