Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle-Vs.-SUV Crash on Aurora's East Side

Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle-Vs.-SUV Crash on Aurora’s East Side

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The Aurora Police Department is continuing its investigation into a fatal accident that occurred Labor Day evening on the city’s near east side.

At approximately 5:12 p.m. Monday, the Aurora Police Department’s 911 center received reports of a head-on crash involving a motorcycle in the 700 block of Liberty Street.

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According to an APD news release, Aurora police officers and the Aurora Fire Department arrived on scene and began to render aid to the injured motorcycle rider.

Officers determined the motorcycle, a 2000 Suzuki, was traveling west on Liberty Street at a high rate of speed when it collided head-on with a 1996 Chevy Tahoe which was traveling east.

Aurora Fire Department medics attempted to perform lifesaving measures and transported the motorcycle driver to Rush Copley Medical Center.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 20-year-old Aurora man, did not survive and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Aurora Police Department’s Traffic Division investigators used state-of-the-art drone technology to create a 3D digital map of the scene, and officers were able to locate surveillance footage in the area, which helped them with this investigation.

Liberty 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