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Motorcyclist dies in Antioch Township

A Lake Villa Township man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving July 13 left the roadway and hit a tree in Antioch Township, police said.

About 5:15 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of West Grass Lake Road and Kathryn Drive, Antioch Township, for a report of a motorcycle down.

Deputies found a 1999 Honda motorcycle on the south side of the roadway. After a brief search for the driver, a Lake Villa Township man was found dead in the tree line near the motorcycle. His identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the motorcycle was traveling east on Grass Lake Road, just west of Kathryn Drive, when for an unknown reason the driver left the roadway on the south side of the road. The motorcycle struck a tree and the driver was killed.

An autopsy is being scheduled by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

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