Fatal “Hit & Run” Accident In Bensenville Involving Motorcycle

There was a fatal “hit & run” accident in Bensenville which involved a collision between a SUV and motorcycle on June 10, 2018.  The motorcyclist and passenger later died from their accident injuries.

Details on the accident are somewhat limited.  Media accounts give conflicting information regarding the accident, especially its date.

An excerpt regarding the fatal “hit & run” accident, from the July 3, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Des Plaines woman second to die from injuries in Bensenville crash“:

Bensenville police are searching for an Elk Grove Village man in connection with a June 10 hit-and-run crash that ultimately killed a Des Plaines couple.

Police say Marvin H. Lopez-Garcia, 38, drove his car into a motorcycle, killing the driver and passenger, and then fled.

Witnesses said the motorcyclist was stopped at 2:30 a.m. on June 10 for a red light on northbound Route 83 at Thorndale when Lopez-Garcia’s blue 2009 Nissan Rogue struck the motorcycle from behind. Police said Lopez-Garcia fled on foot and a police dog search was unsuccessful.

The motorcyclist was identified as Scott Lenz Sr., 47, Des Plaines.  He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died the following day.

The motorcycle passenger, identified as Lonie I. Krzywda, 57, of Des Plaines, also was taken to Advocate Lutheran General for treatment of her accident injuries. She died on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Those with information concerning this fatal “hit & run” accident in Bensenville are asked to call Bensenville Police at (630) 350-3455.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.


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