28-year-old Cary man killed when motorcycle strikes pole

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A 28-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash early Wednesday near northwest suburban Cary.

Paramedics were called about 12:10 a.m. for a report of the motorcycle crash at the intersection of Fox River Road and Woodland Avenue near Cary in unincorporated Lake County, according to a statement from the Cary Fire Protection District.

The crash was found “well off the roadway” in a field, fire officials said.

The 2004 Yamaha motorcycle had been traveling east on Fox River, when the bike left the roadway to the south, entered a ditch and then struck a utility pole, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

The driver of the bike, Clayton Ruth of Cary, was wearing a helmet, but thrown from the motorcycle, authorities said. He was taken to Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, where he was pronounced dead, the sheriff’s office said.

An autopsy Thursday showed he died from blunt force trauma due to the crash, according to the Lake County coeroner’s office. Toxicology results are pending.

The sheriff’s office Technical Crash Investigations Unit is investigating the crash.

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