Sycamore man dies two days after motorcycle crash in Hampshire

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(HAMPSHIRE) A man who was airlifted to a hospital after a motorcycle crash early Friday in northwest suburban Hampshire has died.

Two motorcycles crashed on Allen Road, just east of Walker Road in unincorporated Hampshire about 1:50 a.m. Friday, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s office.

One of the motorcycles burst into flames after the crash, according to the Hampshire Fire Protection District,

Both motorcyclists were taken to Presence St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin, but were later flown to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to the sheriff’s office.

One of the motorcyclists, 22-year-old John Beach of Sycamore, died at the hospital at 2:47 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

An autopsy Monday found Beach died of multiple injuries from the crash, and his death was ruled an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

According to the sheriff’s office, neither of the motorcyclists was wearing a helmet.

The other cyclist, 26-year-old Benjamin Fletcher of Elgin, has been charged with two counts of DUI and cited for operating an uninsured vehicle, according to the statement.

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