Man killed in Des Plaines motorcycle crash

Updated 8/12/2017 7:18 AM

A 40-year-old man died after a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon on the 2300 block of South Mount Prospect Road.

Des Plaines police reported that officers discovered the man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of his family, lying partially on the curb and in the roadway with traumatic head and facial injuries.


Officers had responded to a report of an accident in the northbound lanes shortly after 4 p.m.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a witness told officers he was traveling behind the victim just prior to the crash when he saw dust blown up in the air, the motorcycle on the ground and the victim on the curb and roadway.

The witness immediately called 911.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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