WHEATLAND — An Illinois woman is dead and several others have been injured following the crash involving several motorcycles traveling in a group.
At 6:32 p.m. Saturday, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Randall Township Fire and Rescue responded to a serious vehicle crash in the 12400 block of Highway W.
Investigation into this crash revealed that a group of Illinois motorcyclists were traveling south along Highway W when the lead operator of a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve in the road and lost control of his motorcycle, according to a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department news release issued Monday.
The motorcycle slid into another motorcycle, a 2010 Harley Davidson, which had a driver and a passenger. This created a domino effect and another motorcycle, a 1998 Kawasaki, also crashed.
The passenger from the 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle suffered serious injuries. A Flight For Life helicopter was contacted and landed in a nearby parking lot. The female passenger, identified as 47-year-old Lisa Fagan from Illinois, was pronounced deceased at the scene, and therefore was not transported via Flight For Life.
There were five other injuries reported in the crash, ranging from minor to significant. The roadway was closed for authorities to properly investigate the scene.
As of Monday, authorities believe speed appears to have contributed to the crash.