The Aurora Police Department is investigating a fatal Friday-night crash on the city’s west side.
According to an Aurora Police Department news release, Aurora’s 911 call center received a report at around 11:30 p.m. Friday regarding a serious traffic crash in the 800 block of North Lake Street.
Aurora police officers and the Aurora Fire Department arrived and found that a large crowd had gathered around the accident scene.
Once officers dispersed the crowds, it was determined that a 2005 Jeep Cherokee and a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle had collided in the intersection in front of the Northgate Shopping Center.
The force of the accident was so great that it caused the Jeep Cherokee to roll over onto the roof of the vehicle, Aurora police officials said.
Responding officers and members of the Aurora Fire Department worked to extricate the victims from inside the Jeep Cherokee and perform lifesaving measures. Three victims were subsequently transported to local hospitals due to their injuries.
Unfortunately, the motorcycle rider, a 31-year-old Aurora man did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Aurora Police Department’s Traffic Division responded to the scene to begin conducting an investigation into the crash. Traffic investigators used state-of-the-art drone technology to create a 3D digital map of the scene that allows investigators to see specific details and measurements of the scene.
Officers were able to determine that the Jeep Cherokee was travelling north bound on Lake Street and turned left in front of the motorcycle, which was travelling south on Lake Street. Lake Street remained closed for several hours, while traffic investigators reconstructed the accident.
The investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Aurora Police Department’s Traffic Division at 630-256-5330 or call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to report information anonymously.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to citizens who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.
Citizens can also send information or video of this incident to TIPS@apd.aurora.il.us.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release
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