Area law enforcement on Monday continued investigations into separate crashes that took the lives of two people over the weekend.
In one incident, a 25-year-old man died Sunday night following a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Lisbon Road and Newark Road, according to Grundy County Coroner John Callahan.
The accident took place just before 10 p.m. Sunday, when Ryan J. Horne’s vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons. Horne, who was the sole occupant in the vehicle, was ejected from the vehicle, Callahan said.
Horne was transported to Morris Hospital’s Emergency Room, where he was pronounced dead just after 10:30 p.m. Because Horne died in Grundy County, the case fell under Callahan’s jurisdiction.
Callahan oversaw Horne’s autopsy Monday afternoon. He said there appeared to be witnesses to the accident and more details may be made available as the investigation continues.
Kendall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Craig French said the crash remains under investigation by sheriff’s office and Illinois State Police officials. He said the process to reconstruct a crash could take several months for state police to complete.
According to Callahan, Horne recently returned home from serving in the United States Army. He was living with his mother in Yorkville.
A separate, unrelated three-car collision at the intersection of Illinois 126 and County Line Road in Plainfield Township claimed the life of a Minooka motorcyclist on Saturday.
Illinois State Police District 5 officials reported they responded at about 2:29 p.m. to a chain-reaction accident involving a car, an SUV and a motorcycle near Plainfield.
The motorcyclist, who was identified as Ron Oswald, 57, of Minooka, was killed, while five other were injured, one critically. Oswald died Saturday evening at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, according to Illinois State Police in the Joliet District, who are investigating the crash.
A 2004 Nissan Altima was westbound on Illinois 126 waiting to turn left onto County Line Road, Plainfield Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said. As the car was about to turn, a Dodge Durango SUV, which was also traveling west, struck the back of the Nissan, which was carrying a husband and wife and two children, said Stratton.
After hitting the Nissan, the Durango bounced off the Altima and rolled over several times, Stratton said. After being hit by the Durango, the Altima then side-swiped a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which was eastbound on Illinois 126.
The family had to be extricated from the Altima and all were taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. The male driver and the children were in serious condition, while the woman was in critical condition.
The man driving the Durango was thrown from the SUV and was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital in serious condition, Stratton said.
In addition to Plainfield officials, crews from several municipalities responded.
The crash shut down the intersection, which is on the border between Will and Kendall counties.
McClatchy-Tribune Services contributed to this article.