A 25-year-old Romeoville man was pronounced dead Wednesday morning after he was ejected from the motorcycle he was driving and the motorcycle slid into the intersection of Route 53 and Boughton Road in Bolingbrook, police Lt. Mike Rompa said.
Richard H. Ford, 25, of Romeoville, was transported to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital following the crash and pronounced dead at 3:09 a.m., according to Rompa.
He said officers responded to a call for help at Boughton Road and Aspen Lane at 2:37 a.m.
"Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who as not conscious and was having trouble breathing," Rompa said. "Ford was not wearing a helmet when officers located him on the scene."
Rompa said a preliminary investigation indicates speed and alcohol to be factors in the single-vehicle crash—Ford's motorcycle.
"Ford was traveling east on Boughton Road and lost control at Aspen Lane, striking the median," Rompa said. "He was ejected from the motorcycle as it slid into the intersection of Route 53 and Boughton Road."
Rompa said Boughton Road temporarily was reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction and then re-opened at about 6 a.m.