Motorcycle With A Passenger Crashes In North Barrington

There was a fatal Lake County motorcycle crash Monday (May 28, 2018) morning in North Barrington involving a motorcycle with a passenger.  According to preliminary accident investigation findings, the crash involved a loss of motorcycle control.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a May 29, 2018 media release titled “Fatal North Barrington Motorcycle Crash,” deputies began to respond to the accident scene, which was in the area of Miller Road and Oak Hill Road, at 11:57 a.m.

An excerpt from the media release:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2008 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, driven by a 62 year-old male of Mount Prospect, was traveling westbound on Miller Road.  Upon approaching a curve in the roadway, just east of Oak Hill Road, the driver lost control and struck the curb.  Both the driver and his 62 year-old female passenger of Mount Prospect, were ejected from the motorcycle.  Both the driver and passenger were wearing helmets.

The passenger, later identified as Debbie Platz, 62, of Mount Prospect, was critically injured and was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.  She later died.

The motorcyclist, her husband, was also taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center, where he was treated for accident injuries and released.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.  The accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County accident involving a motorcycle with a passenger can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above as well as the May 29 Journal & Topics article (with remembrances) titled “Longtime Dist. 26 Employee Dies In Motorcycle Crash.”

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