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Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck near Elgin

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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a flatbed truck Friday afternoon near northwest suburban Elgin.

The Ford L9000 flatbed was heading south on Route 25 and began to turn east into the parking lot of an industrial park near the 9N500 block of Route 25 and struck a Suzuki motorcycle heading north about 2:45 p.m., according to a statement from the Kane County sheriff’s office.

The motorcyclist, identified as 25-year-old Jordan Hale of St. Charles, was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead, according to the statement. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Ford, a 50-year-old South Elgin man, was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin with minor injuries, according to the statement.

No charges or tickets have been filed and the crash remains under investigation. Route 25 remained closed between Kenyon Road and Hammond Avenue Friday evening.