Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Newport firefighters and paramedics responded about 4:00 p.m. Monday, September 6, 2021, to a report of a hit and run traffic crash with injuries, involving a motorcycle at West Russell Road and Kilbourne Road, Newport Township. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located the driver of a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle, a 74-year-old man of Winthrop Harbor, with major injuries.
Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Yamaha was traveling westbound on Russell Road and was making a right turn onto northbound Kilbourne Road. At the same time, a semi-truck pulling a trailer, was traveling southbound on Kilbourne Road and making a right turn onto westbound Russell Road. The driver of the semi-truck made a wide right turn, which caused the trailer to enter the northbound lanes of Kilbourne Road, striking the driver of the Yamaha. The driver of the Yamaha sustained major injuries and was transported via ambulance to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries.
Lake County Sheriff’s crash investigators responded to the scene and are investigating. Crash investigators ask anyone who has video surveillance of the crash, or surveillance of the involved semi-truck (which continued traveling westbound on Russell Road), to please call the sheriff’s office at 847-377-4000.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
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