Man dies after dirt bike crash in Crystal Lake
Sun-Times Media Wire April 21, 2013 1:30PM
Updated: April 21, 2013 1:32PM
CRYSTAL LAKE — A man died Sunday after a dirt bike crash last week in Crystal Lake.
Kyle Pratt, 23, of the 900 block of Whitehall Way in Crystal Lake, was pronounced dead at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge at 12:32 a.m., according to Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The motocross crash occurred at 5:21 p.m. on April 13 on Com Ed property west of Terra Cotta Road and south of Nunda Trail in unincorporated Crystal Lake, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s office.
A 2002 Suzuki RM Motorcross was traveling eastbound on the Com Ed property, beneath high voltage power lines, when the bike lost control, the sheriff’s office said.
The driver was ejected from the bike, which continued traveling east until it collided into a chain link fence, the sheriff’s office said.
Pratt, who was not wearing a helmet, was initially transported to Centegra Hospital in McHenry but later airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital, the sheriff’s offices said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s office Accident Investigations Unit is investigating the crash.