Fatal Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Crash Near Grass Lake Rd and Kathryn Dr, Antioch Township

SECOND FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN LAKE COUNTY THIS WEEK
Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded about 5:15 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 to a report of a motorcycle down in the area of West Grass Lake Road and Kathryn Drive, Antioch Township. Sheriff’s Deputies and firefighter/paramedics arrived and located a 1999 Honda Motorcycle on the south (east) side of the Grass Lake Road. After a brief search for the driver, the body of the male crash victim was located in the tree line near the motorcycle. The crash victim was an adult male of Lake Villa Township – identification pending notification of next of kin.

Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Grass Lake Road just west of Kathryn Drive, when for an unknown reason the driver left the roadway on the south side of the road. The motorcycle struck a tree and the driver was seriously injured. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

An autopsy is being scheduled by the Lake County Coroner’s Office. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

The crash was the second fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Lake County this week.

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