Naperville Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash on City’s Southwest Side
On Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 at approximately 5:46 p.m., the Naperville Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the intersection of 91st Street and Normantown Road for a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle with two riders. The involved motorcycle and both riders were in a field south of that intersection. One of the riders was transported to a local hospital by the Naperville Fire Department with apparent minor injuries. The other rider suffered major injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. He was identified as 27-year-old Jaelen Morain out of Aurora.
The initial investigation indicated that the motorcycle, a 2005 blue Yamaha, was traveling eastbound on Hafenrichter Road at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle crossed over the train tracks where it lost control and left the roadway on the east side of Hafenrichter Road. Both riders were ejected from the motorcycle during the crash.
Due to the nature of the crash, Traffic Crash Reconstruction Specialists from the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit responded to the scene to investigate. Hafenrichter Road between 91st Street and Union Mill Drive was closed while the crash was under investigation. The roadway was reopened at the approximate time of 11:45 p.m.
The crash investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (630) 305-5477.
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