Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with Tree Near North Ave and Nelson Rd, Antioch


Antioch police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:57 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 to a report of a serious motorcycle crash into a tree with the motorcyclist not responsive near North Avenue and Nelson Road.

The man, age 57, was in cardiac arrest at the scene. He was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead. Flight for Life was activated about 8:05 p.m., but was cancelled.

The Antioch-area man, whose identity was not immediately released, was killed in the motorcycle crash Sunday night in Antioch when he was heading southbound on Nelson Road and apparently lost control while turning onto North Avenue. The motorcycle struck trees next to the road.

Antioch police and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team were investigating the crash. The Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was on the scene of the fatal motorcycle accident for an extended accident investigation.

Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper reported an autopsy for the man was scheduled for Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

A fire engine was hit and damaged by another vehicle that was passing the scene. No injuries were reported from the secondary incident.




EMS: A212

Stay informed with news from’s Emergencies Behind the Scenes Facebook page — Includes links to favorite public safety and emergency rescuers and product manufacturers and safety companies that have Facebook pages. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on with fire, rescue, EMS and police photo galleries. Please add your public safety photo to the timeline, or send a message to the page. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at