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updated: 8/10/2014 5:38 PM

Crystal Lake man killed in Lake in the Hills crash

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Authorities on Sunday identified Justin Blanco of Crystal Lake as the motorcyclist who died early Saturday after a crash in Lake in the Hills.

Blanco, 25, was thrown from his 2004 Suzuki motorcycle about 3:40 a.m. after rear-ending a 1998 Mercedes while heading east on Rakow Road near Pingree Road, Lake in the Hills police said.

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He was airlifted from the scene to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead at 6 a.m., according to the Lake County Coroner's office. Investigators have yet to determine whether an autopsy will be needed, according to the coroner's office.

Rakow Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while police investigated Saturday. The crash remains under investigation.

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