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Crime & Courts

Sycamore man involved in crash Friday dies

A Sycamore man involved in a motorcycle crash Friday has died, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office.

John Beach, 22, was pronounced dead by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Officer about 2:50 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release. The crash is still under investigation and no additional details were available.

Kane County sheriff's deputies and Hampshire police responded to Allen Road east of Walker Road, which is northwest of Hampshire, about 1:50 a.m. Friday for a report of two motorcycles involved in a crash.

Beach and Benjamin Fletcher, 26, of Elgin, were flown from Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge following the crash.

Authorities believe the men were traveling together and that alcohol may have played a role in the incident. Neither man was wearing a helmet. 

Fletcher was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and operating an uninsured vehicle.

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