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Illinois State Police Asks the Public for Information Regarding a Personal Injury Crash that Turned Fatal

Lockport, IL - Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) officials request information from the public regarding a fatal crash which the suspect vehicle fled the scene on Sept. 19, 2020. 

On Sept. 19, 2020, at approximately 4:25 p.m., ISP District 5 Troopers responded to the scene of motorcycle hit and run crash on Illinois Route 171 northbound at 151st Street. The driver of Unit 1, suspect, was traveling on 151st Street westbound turning onto Illinois Route 171. Witnesses stated the driver of Unit 1 turned right in front of Unit 2, a motorcycle, causing the driver of Unit 2 to swerve to avoid Unit 1. The driver of Unit 2 lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected. The driver of Unit 2 was transported to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries and later succumbed to those injuries. 

The driver of the suspect vehicle, reported to be, a middle-aged white female with brown hair, pulled over temporarily before leaving the scene of the crash. The suspect vehicle was described as an older silver four door sedan, possibly a Hyundai or Honda due to the letter “H” on the trunk by witnesses and may have sustained front-end damage. After leaving the scene, the vehicle was reported to have continued driving northbound on Illinois Route 171. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any knowledge of the crash is asked to contact the ISP at 815-641-3738. Callers can remain anonymous. The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Contact: ISP Public Information Office
(217) 524-2500

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