A man died after he was ejected from his motorcycle after a collision with an SUV on Route 41 in North Chicago Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The North Chicago Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department responded around 3:30 p.m. Friday to the area of Route 137 and Route 41 in North Chicago for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Officers and fire department crews located the crash south of the intersection on Route 41 at Brompton Avenue in front of Uline.
The crash involved a white Land Rover Range Rover and a motorcycle. It occurred in the southbound lanes.
North Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief Kim Schaefer said the motorcyclist had been ejected from his vehicle.
The driver of the motorcycle, an adult male, suffered critical injuries.
Paramedics rushed him to Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Schaefer said.
No one in the Land Rover was injured and the male was the sole occupant of the motorcycle.
The motorcycle appeared to have struck the Land Rover on its rear passenger side, resulting in the motorcycle coming to rest in a ditch.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to the scene to conduct a crash investigation.
All lanes of southbound Route 41 were shut down from Route 137 for several hours. Heavy traffic delays were reported in the northbound lanes.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy on the victim, whose identity is being withheld.
Police officials have not yet released information on the cause of the crash.
The incident remains under investigation by the North Chicago Police Department and MCAT.