BELIVDERE, Ill. (WTVO) — A 21-year-old from Garden Prairie was killed in a motorcycle crash in Belvidere on US 20 on Friday night.
The Boone County Coroner identified the victim as Bidge Raymond Baker, III.
Belvidere police said Baker collided with a Jeep in the westbound lanes on 20, just west of Pearl Street around 5:55 pm.
Baker was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the Jeep were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
According to a GoFundMe started by Baker’s sister, the 21-year-old had just purchased the motorcycle.
Bypass 20 westbound between Pearl Street and Appleton were shut down during the investigation.
Belvidere Police Detectives and Boone County Accident Reconstructionists are conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.