Motorcyclist Killed in 90 MPH Crash

Alex C. Konieczski was at party shortly before accident

By BJ Lutz
|  Friday, Sep 25, 2009  |  Updated 1:20 PM CDT
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A 23-year-old motorcyclist on Friday drove into the rear of a car, his body striking the rear window and a guard rail before coming to rest on the side of the road.

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A 23-year-old motorcyclist died early Friday after driving into the rear of a car, his body striking the rear window and a guard rail before coming to rest on the side of the road.

The Bartlett man, Alex C. Konieczski, was driving at more than 90 MPH at the time of the crash, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing police.

Police said Konieczski's bike broke the rear axle of the car. The bike slid 300 feet after the crash, police said, before coming to a stop near an overpass at Liberty Street.

Konieczski had left a party in Elgin shortly before the crash on Route 20, the Daily Herald reported. It's unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The driver of the car, 38-year-old Michael Porter, was treated at Provena St. Joseph Hospital and released. He was later detained on a charge of driving on a suspended license, the Courier-News reported.

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