A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger severely injured after being struck by a car Tuesday night in Aurora, police said.
Jacob W. Hastert, 28, of Plainfield, was driving a 2005 Yamaha RS motorcycle southbound on Hill Avenue when a northbound 2011 Nissan Sentra turned left in front of him, Aurora police said in a release.
The collision threw Hastert and his passenger, a 37-year-old female, several feet from the motorcycle. Neither was wearing helmets and police say the motorcycle was apparently traveling at high rate of speed.
Hastert suffered massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at 9:58 p.m. at an Aurora hospital.
His passenger suffered back and rib injuries and was taken to an Aurora hospital and transferred to a Chicago hospital. Her current condition is not known.
The driver of a Sentra, Maria Ramos, 63, of Aurora, was ticketed for failure to yield while turning left. She was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at an Aurora hospital.