Motorcyclist Dies in Minooka Crash

A 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash Tuesday afternoon in unincorporated Minooka, police said.

The man's motorcycle was heading north on Ridge Road behind a Chevrolet Blazer driven by a 17-year-old girl when the Blazer made a left turn onto westbound Holt Road, according to Kendall County Sheriff's police. The motorcycle struck the driver's side of the vehicle.

Police did not immediately release the name of the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash was reported around 3:33 p.m., police said.

Kendall County Deputy Bryan Harl said the driver of the Blazer and a male passenger, also 17, were unhurt in the crash.

Police were advising drivers to avoid the area of Ridge and Holt roads as the crash investigation continues. Harl said he anticipated the road closure could last several hours.

According to Harl, no charges were pending against the driver of the Blazer.
Ken Blahetka March 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM
Sorry for your loss Debbie. I ride as well and my thought on the left/right was the only thing I could think of as to why I would try to pass. It's something a lot of cars and motorcyclists do. Again, sorry for your loss.
Done March 20, 2014 at 12:19 AM
Sorry for your loss Debbie. My condolences to your family. Mr. Smith will be missed.
Barbara FitzPatrick March 20, 2014 at 01:18 AM
Debbie I am so so sorry for your loss
Sheila m March 27, 2014 at 03:45 AM
So sorry for your loss Debbie.
Megan Lindsey April 17, 2014 at 09:47 AM
I don't know you but sorry for your loss.


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