Evanston police say a motorcyclist has died after he lost control while traveling at a high rate of speed on northbound Sheridan Road near Calvary Cemetery.

The victim, who reportedly suffered a severed leg in the crash, was taken to St. Francis Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Evanston police and the regional Major Crash Assistance Team are investigating the crash.

As of 10 a.m., Sheridan Road was still shut down between South Boulevard and the Chicago border at Juneway Terrace.

Update 12:50 p.m.: Police say the motorcyclist wasn’t carrying identification, and they expect to have to use fingerprints to determine who he was.

Update 6:33 p.m.: Police now have identified the victim at  Maxwell M. Cronk, 38, of Chicago.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. I saw this on the way to

    I saw this on the way to dropping my husband off to work this morning.  I'm so sad that it ended in tragedy.  My condolences go to his friends and family.


    1. thank you for your kind words
      thank you for your kind words and condolences max was a good friend of mine for 34 years he was loved by many and will be missed by many more he was the best friend any man could ask for and the best friend I ever had

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