A woman was killed yesterday, August 21, when she lost control of her motorcycle in an unincorporated section of Kane County Illinois.
Kathleen T. Skimerhorn, 73, of Bloomingdale, was killed during a charity ride. According to officials, she was riding in a group of about 100 motorcycles, when at about 2:20 p.m. she left the roadway near a curve, traveled on the grass shoulder, and then fell to the ground. The accident occurred in unincorporated Virgil Township in the vicinity of Beith Road near Freeland Road.
According to Kane County officials, Skimerhorn was not wearing a helmet.
Additional details can be seen in the Chicago Tribune August 22 article titled “Woman dies in Kane County crash.”