Lake County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigators are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred in unincorporated Antioch over the weekend.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and firefighters and paramedics from Antioch responded about 2:20 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2023, at approximately 2:20 p.m. to report of a traffic crash with injuries at Lake Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue in unincorporated Antioch. Deputies and Antioch firefighters and paramedics arrived and found a motorcycle and vehicle involved in a crash.
The driver of the Harley-Davidson was thrown from the motorcycle, over the Volkswagen, upon impact. Both the male motorcyclist and the female driver of the Volkswagen were transported via ambulance to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, with what were initially described as non-life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary investigation shows a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, driven by a 60-year-old man of Salem, Wisconsin, was traveling southbound on Lake Avenue approaching Hillcrest Avenue. At the same time, a Volkswagen Tiguan, driven by a 29-year-old woman of Antioch, was traveling northbound on Lake Avenue. The driver of the Volkswagen made a left turn onto Hillcrest Avenue, directly in front of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was unable to avoid a collision and struck the Volkswagen. Hillcrest Avenue is a straight roadway near the intersection. There are no major hills or dips near the intersection that obstruct motorists’ views near the intersection. There is a slight crest along Lake Avenue near Cedar Drive about 300 feet south of Hillcrest Avenue.
The intersection at Lake Avenue and Hillcrest Avenue is a T-intersection with Hillcrest Avenue intersecting Lake Avenue from the west. Lake Avenue is a local thoroughfare roadway with a Speed Limit of 30 MPH, according to Google Maps Street View images captured October 2022. Lake Avenue is curbed on each side of the street.
On Sunday, September 10, 2023, the sheriff’s office received news the driver of the Harley-Davidson died, likely because of the injuries sustained in the crash. Upon receiving this information, the crash investigation was turned over to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team, where it currently remains under investigation.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified in the afternoon on Sunday, September 10, 2023 that the driver of the motorcycle had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Advocate Condell Medical Center.
The deceased has been identified as 60-year-old Mark Basil of Salem, Wisconsin. Preliminary results of the Coroner’s investigation indicate that Mr. Basil died from blunt force injuries as a result of the crash.
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