A man was killed shortly after midnight Monday when he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown into a median on Laraway Road near Illinois 53.
Richard Johnson, 53, 2906 Streitz Drive, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, Chief Michael Trafton said.
Johnson was traveling westbound on Laraway when he drove up onto a center median just east of the railroad tracks and was thrown from his motorcycle, Trafton said. He traveled more than 100 feet before striking another median, he said.
Johnson sustained serious head injuries, and there was no sign of life by the time police arrived, Trafton said.