Motorcyclist Dies After Hitting Deer In DeKalb County

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a deer in DeKalb County.

The accident happened late Tuesday (June 23, 2015), as the motorcyclist was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Five Points Road near Old State Road.  He struck the deer and crashed at approximately 11:30 p.m.

According to the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office, the motorcyclist, identified as James E. Willson, 51, of Kingston, was declared dead after being taken to Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

Willson was an off-duty Elgin Police Officer.  According to the Elgin Police Department, Willson died of a heart attack.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois motorcycle collision can be seen in the June 25, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article (with remembrances) titled “Off-duty Elgin police officer killed in motorcycle crash with deer” as well as the article of June 24, 2015 titled “Man dies in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night identified.”


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