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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.

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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