Motorcyclist dies after Algonquin crash

  • A stretch of the Route 31 western bypass in Algonquin was closed to traffic Saturday night after a fatal crash.

    A stretch of the Route 31 western bypass in Algonquin was closed to traffic Saturday night after a fatal crash. Lauren Rohr | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 10/15/2016 11:34 PM

One person was killed in a crash involving three motorcycles, one car and an SUV on the Route 31 western bypass in Algonquin early Saturday night, police said.

The motorcycles were traveling north on Route 31 north of Algonquin Road around 5:30 p.m. when they crossed the raised median into oncoming traffic and collided with two southbound vehicles, police said.

 

One motorcyclist died and another was rushed to a hospital and later flown to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Deputy Police Chief Jeff Sutrick said in an email. His condition was not immediately known.

The third motorcyclist and one driver of a car were taken to local hospitals.

An alert posted on the village's Twitter page at 6:09 p.m. said the bypass was closed to traffic and encouraged drivers to use Main Street as an alternate. Shortly before 11 p.m., police anticipated the bypass would remain shut down for a few more hours while they investigated the cause of the crash.

"It is a very large and complex crash scene," Sutrick said.

The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team is working with Algonquin police on the investigation.

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