Fatal Elgin Motorcycle Crash

There was a Illinois fatal motorcycle crash in Elgin, Illinois on Saturday evening, September 27, 2014.

This motorcycle crash involved the motorcycle colliding with a SUV at approximately 7:20 p.m.  The accident happened at Bowles and Nolan Roads.

According to Elgin Police, the motorcyclist, William Maglares, 36, of Elgin, was riding a 2012 Harley Davidson west on Bowes at a high rate of speed, when the motorcycle “rear-ended” the SUV, which was also traveling west.

Maglares was taken for treatment of his injuries to Presence St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV, identified as  a 28-year-old man from Elgin, was not injured in this motorcycle crash.

An excerpt from the September 28, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “Elgin man killed when motorcycle strikes SUV“:

Police said that based on the preliminary investigation, Maglares’ blood-alcohol level was over the legal threshold.

The accident remains under investigation by the Elgin Police Department Traffic Unit.  Those with information concerning this accident is asked to call (847) 289-2661.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the September 28 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man dies in Elgin motorcycle-SUV crash.”


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