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La Grange Park motorcyclist killed in Brookfield crash

The motorcycle landed on top of the rider after he slid along the roadway with his bike.

A man was fatally struck by a vehicle Oct. 23, 2019, in unincorporated Crystal Lake.
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a minivan Oct. 10, 2019, in west suburban Brookfield.
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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a vehicle Thursday afternoon in west suburban Brookfield.

Officers responded to a crash about 1:17 p.m. in the intersection of Windemere and Grove, according to a Brookfield police report.

A 50-year-old motorcyclist was riding north on Grove when he drove through a stop sign and was hit by an eastbound vehicle on Windemere, according to the report. The 58-year-old female driver of the vehicle did not have a stop sign or traffic light.

He then slid across the intersection before striking the curb and flipping over, the report states. The motorcycle came to a rest on top of him.

A witness and an officer helped to remove the bike before paramedics arrived and provided first aid, according to the report.

He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead at 1:46 p.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in La Grange Park.

An autopsy released Friday found he died of multiple injuries from a between a motorcycle and a minivan. His death was ruled accidental.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Riverside for observation, the report states. No citations were issued in the crash, according to a Brookfield police spokesman.