Motorcycle rider dies after weekend crash in Aurora

Daily Herald report
Updated 7/14/2016 4:03 PM

A 34-year-old Montgomery man has died from injuries received over the weekend when his motorcycle crossed into the path of an oncoming car in Aurora, authorities said.

Aurora police said Juan J. Ortega of the 1700 block of Ivy Lane sustained massive head injuries in the crash around 2:40 p.m. July 10 at Farnsworth Avenue and Corporate Boulevard.


Traffic Investigators said Ortega was riding a 2005 Suzuki GSX motorcycle north on Farnsworth when he tried to make a right turn into the Chicago Premium Outlets Mall. Instead, he turned in front of a 2007 Nissan Maxima driven by Daniel Sanchez-Hernandez, 33, of the 900 block of Pearl Street, Aurora.

Ortega hit the front end of the car. He flew off his motorcycle, hit the windshield of the car and landed on the street.

Ortega, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove by Aurora paramedics. He was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m. July 11.

An autopsy was not performed by the DuPage County coroner, but toxicology tests were conducted and the results are pending.

Sanchez-Hernandez was charged with improper lane use. There were no outward signs of drug or alcohol use at the scene.

Sanchez-Hernandez and his three passengers -- a 9-year-old girl and two boys, ages 7 and 14 -- all escaped without injury.

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