On July 1, 2018 at 8:59pm South Beloit and Beloit Police Departments were dispatched to Shirland Avenue and 8th Street for a traffic crash. Upon arrival Officers observed a black Chevrolet Silverado and a silver Honda motorcycle in the street. Citizens were performing CPR on a male who was identified as the driver of the motorcycle. Officers took over CPR until Beloit Fire Department personnel arrived on scene. The male was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital where he later died from injuries. The Rock County Medical Examiners Officer responded to the hospital.
A witness advised that the motorcycle was traveling east bound on Shirland Avenue at a high rate of speed and struck the Chevrolet Silverado in the rear. The female driver of the Silverado stated she was traveling east on Shirland Avenue after having completed a left hand turn from 8th Street. She then felt an impact from the rear and stopped.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit and the Illinois State Police are assisting with this investigation. Initial indications show that high speed caused this collision.
This case is still under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.
Several sources reporting a very serious motorcycle accident.
It happened in the area of 8th and Shirland near S. Beloit.
A motorcycle crashed near this location around 9 PM.
At least one person is critically injured, possible fatal.