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Buffalo Grove crash kills motorcycle rider
By James Fuller | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 5/17/2009 5:40 PM | Updated: 5/17/2009 7:13 PM

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A 23-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle collision at about 12:54 p.m. Sunday in Buffalo Grove.

Police identified the victim as Michael Lechner, of the 300 block of Lincoln Terrace in Buffalo Grove.

Police said a car exiting Old Oak Drive collided with Lechner, who was traveling southbound on Buffalo Grove Road.

Police said Lechner was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

A second accident resulted in the congestion caused by the fatal crash. A car waiting in line for traffic to proceed through the intersection of the accident became impatient and made a U-turn, colliding with a different motorcycle. Police said only minor injuries resulted from that collision.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Southbound Buffalo Grove Road at Golf View Terrace is closed while investigators are on the scene.