Motorcyclist Killed In Crystal Lake Illinois Accident

On Sunday night, a motorcyclist was killed during a motorcycle accident in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Russell W. Janca, 23, of Alden, was traveling northbound on the ramp to Route 14 from Route 31 when he lost control of his 2006 Suzuki motorcycle.  The motorcycle hit the center median, and then flew into a 2002 Honda Accord that was stopped at a red light at westbound Route 14 and Route 31.

Police were called to the accident scene at 7:19 p.m.

Witnesses told investigators that Janca had been riding recklessly and traveling at a high speed shortly before he lost control.  The witnesses also said Janca appeared to fall off the motorcycle as he lost control of the motorcycle and hit the median.

Janca was not wearing a helmet; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additional details and possible updates can be found in a number of stories including the October 10 Daily Herald story titled “Police:  Man killed after losing control of motorcycle in Crystal Lake” as well as the Algonquin of October 10 titled “Motorcyclist Dies Sunday After Crash at Rte. 14


Elman Law Group LLC concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident, call 773-392-8182 at any time for a free consultation to discuss your rights. There is no fee for this consultation.