Motorcycle crash kills man in Aurora

AURORA | A motorcyclist died Wednesday after a crash with a minivan in north Aurora.

According to Aurora police, the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at East 16th Avenue and Boston Street.

Police said a minivan driver headed east on 16th tried to turn left on Boston, cutting into the path of the westbound motorcyclist.

The motorcycle slammed into the side of the van and the rider sustained severe head injuries, police said. The rider was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the motorcycle rider had a helmet with him, but was not wearing it at the time of the crash.

Names of the two men involved have not been released.

Police said alcohol and excessive speed are not suspected factors in the crash.

The minivan driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said, but it wasn’t immediately clear what charges could be filed.

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