Police Name Driver In Fatal Kirk Road Crash Wednesday
The 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place at Kirk Road and Cherry Lane in Geneva Township. Here is his identity and how the crash happened.
Police Wednesday morning identified the man who died at the scene of a motorcycle vs. semi crash in Geneva Township.
The man is 27-year-old Eric Mondragon of Elgin, according to a Kane County Sheriff's Department press release.
Mondragon was driving a Suzuki GSX Motorcycle that collided with the trailer of a semi at Kirk Road and Cherry Lane, the press release said. Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies and Geneva Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a crash with injuries at the intersection at about 7 a.m. Wednesday.
A Freightliner semi tractor with a trailer was turning from the entrance to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on Cherry Lane to go north onto Kirk Rd, an initial investigation revealed. The semi had the green light.
Mondragon was determined to be traveling south on Kirk Road at a high rate of speed.
"The motorcycle failed to stop and struck the side of the trailer," the press release said.
Mondragon, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi, a 50-year-old man from Wisconsin Rapids, was the sole occupant and was uninjured.
It does not appear that drugs or alcohol played a role in this crash, however excessive speed does appear to have been a factor, according to the Sherriff's Office. No tickets have been issued.
To read our initial report and see more photos from the crash scene, click here.