Hoffman Estates officer killed in off-duty motorcycle crash

  • A memorial seen Tuesday on the east side of Route 59 south of Arboretum Road in South Barrington marks the spot where off-duty Hoffman Estates police officer David Domin was killed in a traffic accident Monday afternoon.

      A memorial seen Tuesday on the east side of Route 59 south of Arboretum Road in South Barrington marks the spot where off-duty Hoffman Estates police officer David Domin was killed in a traffic accident Monday afternoon. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/4/2019 7:20 PM

Veteran Hoffman Estates police Officer David Domin is being mourned by colleagues and village officials after he was killed Monday afternoon in an off-duty motorcycle crash in South Barrington.

The 49-year-old Bartlett resident had been a member of the Hoffman Estates Police Department for 23 years, officials said.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Hoffman Estates village board members expressed their condolences to Police Chief Ted Bos at their meeting Monday night.

"Dave will be deeply missed and leaves behind many friends with fond memories," a statement posted Tuesday on the department's Facebook page reads. "The Hoffman Estates Police Department would like to thank everyone for the support they have shown during this tough time."

According to the statement, Domin spent many years of his law enforcement career as a tactical officer and investigator following his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

An obituary posted Tuesday said Domin was a 1987 graduate of Elgin High School who served in the Marines from January 1988 to July 1995. He attended Harper College, from which he graduated in 1993 with a degree in criminal justice.

Domin was pronounced dead at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates at 2:43 p.m. Monday, following a 12:25 p.m. collision between his 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a 2006 Chevrolet work van on Route 59 near Arboretum Drive in South Barrington.

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The Cook County medical examiner's office Tuesday determined Domin's death to be the result of multiple injuries from a motorcycle striking a motor vehicle, and ruled the death accidental.

The driver of the van, a 33-year-old man from Aurora, was not injured and neither vehicle had any passengers.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash. The preliminary report indicates Domin was not wearing a helmet, South Barrington Police Chief Thomas Roman said.

Route 59 remained closed between Higgins and Penny roads until about 9 p.m. Monday.

According to his obituary, Domin is survived by "the love of his life" Carla Mellace, his parents Wayne and Diane, three brothers and six nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 S. Bartlett Road at Stearns Road in Bartlett. A funeral procession will leave at 10:15 a.m. Friday, June 7 for the 11 a.m. Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 502 Park Blvd. in Streamwood. Burial will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine.

For more information about the services, visit countrysidefuneralhomes.com or call (630) 289-7575.

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