Fatal Antioch Township Motorcycle Accident On Grass Lake Road

There was a fatal Antioch Township motorcycle accident early Friday (July 13, 2018) morning.  Based on preliminary accident investigation findings, the accident appears to have involved a motorcycle loss of control that involved the motorcycle leaving the roadway and crashing.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 13, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Department media release titled “Fatal Antioch Township Motorcycle Crash“:

On July 13, 2018, at approximately 5:15AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of West Grass Lake Road and Kathryn Drive, Antioch Township, for a report of a motorcycle down.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a 1999 Honda Motorcycle on the south side of the roadway.  After a brief search for the driver, he (an adult male of Lake Villa Township – identification pending notification of next of kin) was located in the tree line near the motorcycle, deceased.

According to the release, findings from the preliminary accident investigation of this fatal Antioch Township motorcycle accident indicates that it occurred as the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Grass Lake Road, just west of Kathryn Drive, when the bike left the roadway to the east.  After leaving the roadway, the motorcycle struck a tree and the motorcyclist was seriously injured.  It appears as if the reason for the apparent loss of control has yet to be determined.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is conducting the accident investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Antioch Township motorcycle accident can be found in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.

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