Palatine Motorcycle Accident: Motorcyclist dies in crash involving a semi-tractor in the 200 block of North Northwest Highway.
After colliding with a semi-tractor near Palatine early on Thursday, a motorcyclist died. Around 1:11 a.m., according to the police, officers arrived to the scene in the 200 block of North Northwest Highway.
According to the initial reports, the 50-year-old biker struck the semi as it was entering a private lane southbound as he was riding northbound on Northwest Highway.
When Palatine Fire Department arrived on the site, the man had already been declared dead.
The Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Unit of the Major Case Assistance Team was asked to look into the collision in further detail. In order to inspect the semi, Illinois State Police also arrived on the scene.
For several hours, Northwest Highway was closed between North Hicks Road and East Hicks Place. About 7:30 a.m., the roads were reopened.