Woman charged with fatal Antioch motorcycle crash

SHARE Woman charged with fatal Antioch motorcycle crash
SHARE Woman charged with fatal Antioch motorcycle crash

A woman charged with hit-and-run for a motorcycle crash that left a man dead in north suburban Antioch early Wednesday has been ordered held on a $250,000 bond.

Leena A. Ultsch, 34, of Antioch was charged with one felony count each of leaving the scene of a crash/failure to report death, and failure to render aid, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.

A2007 Suzuki motorcycle was westbound on Route 173 near North Linden Lane about 4 a.m. when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and crashed, the sheriff’s office said initially.

The cyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the bike. He was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

He was identified Wednesday as 50-year-old Gregory Boyes of unincorporated Antioch, the sheriff’s office said.

About 9:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, Ultsch called the sheriff’s office to tell them she was involved in the crash. After an interview, investigators determined she was responsible for striking Boyes, the sheriff’s office said. Damage to her car was consistent with her statement and evidence found at the scene.

Shesubmitted to a DUI test kit, and the results are pending, police said.

In court Thursday, Ultsch’s bond was set at $250,000. She is next scheduled to appear in court Sept. 14.

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