Motorcyclist dies after crash near outlet mall in Aurora

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A 34-year-old motorcyclist died after he was involved in a crash Sunday afternoon in west suburban Aurora.

Juan J. Ortega was riding a 2005 Suzuki GSX motorcycle north on Farnsworth Avenue near Corporate Avenue about 2:40 p.m. when he tried to turn right into the Chicago Premium Outlets Mall, but instead turned in front of a northbound 2007 Nissan Maxima, according to a statement from Aurora police.

The bike hit the front end of the Maxima and Ortega, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle, hit the Maxima’s windshield and landed on the pavement, police said.

Ortega, of the 1700 block of Ivy Lane in Montgomery, suffered massive head injuries and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where he died at 1:25 a.m. Monday, according to police.

The 33-year-old Aurora man driving the Nissan was cited for improper lane usage, police said. His three passengers, all children, were not hurt.

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