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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, .

Schweezie August 17, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Two of my brothers are in their twenties and drive motorcycles. I pray to God I never lose them like this. RIP Eric
Mary August 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM
You're death has been a big reality check for me, chukie mane...I hug my kids a little tighter & make sure to tell them " I love you" every chance i get. You were a beautiful person, Baby. It'll be awhile before the ache in our hearts are gone. I'm praying for peace for your family. R.I.P. Eric
Lydia Ocana August 24, 2012 at 04:26 PM
My condolences to the family of the victim some of the Familia are my neighbors n friends..R,I. P. Eric Mondragón Mis mas sinceras condolencias a la familia por el fatal accidente de Eric, que Dios lo tenga en su gloria y les de fortaleza a sus seres queridos de Lydia Ocaña
Concerned Citizen October 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Where is the "like" button on John's comment? It seems as if these "leave a comment" areas are just a venue for people to take things out of context and argue with anything and everyone. Because these comment areas are basically private, and you are not in front of someone saying it to their face, people feel more empowered to say things they may not normally say. John did not say anything wrong. Cora, get a life.
marcela March 28, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Pues se que duele muchisimo no berlo pero yop lo tengo en mis recuerdos se que el esta donde nada ni nadie le ase daño sete extraña que dios les de fuerza y valor a toda su familia

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