Newport Township Motorcycle Accident Leads To Death Of Motorcyclist

There was a fatal Newport Township motorcycle accident on Wednesday (July 11, 2018) afternoon.  A preliminary investigation indicates that the collision involved a Jeep making a left-hand turn immediately in front of an oncoming motorcycle, which is one of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents.  As seen in many Illinois motorcycle accidents, many of which have been summarized on this site, this type of motorcycle accident often leads to serious accident injuries, and in many cases leads to the motorcyclist (and passenger, if applicable) suffering fatal injuries.

The collision between a Jeep Compass and Yamaha motorcycle occurred at the intersection of North Kilbourne Road and Route 173.  Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the accident at approximately 2:15 p.m.

The motorcycle accident is discussed in the July 11, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Fatal Newport Township Car vs. Motorcycle Crash.”  An excerpt:

Preliminary investigation shows a 1999 Yamaha Motorcycle, driven by a male adult (positive identification pending), was traveling southbound on Kilbourne Road, approaching Route 173.  A 2008 Jeep Compass, driven by a 69-year-old female of Gurnee was traveling northbound on Kilbourne Road, also approaching Route 173.  The driver of the Jeep made a left turn at the intersection, in front of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle collided with the vehicle and the driver of the motorcycle was ejected.

The motorcyclist was injured and was pronounced dead after being taken to St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie, WI. The Jeep’s driver was not injured during the collision.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is conducting the accident investigation of this Newport Township motorcycle accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Newport Township motorcycle accident during which the motorcyclist was ejected can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.


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