Sadly, this summer has seen its fair share of motorcycle fatalities in the suburbs or involving people from the suburbs.
July 20: David Stoll of Fox Lake was killed after his motorcycle collided with a minivan in northern McHenry County, at Route 173 and Winn Road in Spring Grove.
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July 20: Alexander Mackenzie Williams, a Fremd High School graduate and Palatine native, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Del Mar Fairgrounds, about a half-hour north of San Diego. Authorities say Williams was traveling fast when he lost control of his motorcycle and swerved into oncoming traffic.
July 27: Erik P. Lat of Lisle was traveling east on Ogden Avenue when he lost control of the 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle he was riding, left the roadway on the southeast corner of Columbia Street, and struck two trees.
July 28: Wayne Grothe, 23, of Hoffman Estates was riding a motorcycle when it collided with a four-door Taurus near the intersection of Roselle Road and Hartford Drive. He was killed.
Aug. 3: John A. Beach II of Sycamore died in a crash involving two motorcycles on Allen Road east of Walker Road in unincorporated Hampshire Township, in Kane County. Both motorcyclists were not wearing helmets.
Aug. 6: Ashley Wilson, a Naperville 14-year-old, is killed while riding with her father on his motorcycle. He lost control on I-55 about a quarter-mile from I-355; he was injured. Neither one was wearing a helmet.