Kenneth Kelley Jr, a 34-year-old resident of Machesney Park, died in a motorcycle accident that occurred on Saturday.
Kenneth Kelley Jr cause of death
Kelley lost control of his bike while attempting to avoid hitting a deer on the road, causing him to collide with a tree.
Despite first responders’ attempts to save him, Kelley passed away from his injuries.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident.
Kelley’s family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover his funeral expenses and support his girlfriend and their three children.
Two people lost their lives in a car accident on Monday morning in DeKalb County.
The crash occurred when a driver pulled out in front of a truck at the intersection of US-64 and East County Line Road.
The driver and a passenger in the car were both pronounced dead at the scene, while the truck driver was unharmed.
The victims’ identities have not been released, and the road was blocked for several hours due to the accident.
A 19-year-old man from Downers Grove, Ricardo Ortega-Flores, is facing charges for a car accident that occurred earlier this month in Brighton Park.
Two of Ortega-Flores’ passengers were critically injured when his car collided with another vehicle.
He was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death and aggravated reckless driving causing bodily harm.
Ortega-Flores is scheduled to appear in bond court on Saturday.