Morton Grove and Glenview police closed Golf Road between Washington Road and Shermer Road to investigate a motorcycle crash. The road was reopened at about 10:30 a.m. | Photo courtesy Eric Poders, North Shore Voice
Updated: June 13, 2013 7:58AM
A 24-year-old Glenview man has died after he was involved in a motorcycle crash Wednesday in Morton Grove.
Carl Robello was driving eastbound on Golf Road around 4 a.m. when his bike hit a curb near Oleander Avenue.
After hitting the curb, police said Robello swerved out of control until he hit a light pole.
Police said Robello was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Morton Grove police Cmdr. Paul Yaras said Robello was found near the pole, but his motorcycle was found several blocks down the street.
“The bike was clearly traveling at a high, unsafe rate of speed,” Yaras said. “We do have a witness who was traveling behind him at the time of the accident.”
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, Yaras said. Golf Road was closed between Washington Road and Shermer Road for nearly 7 hours to investigate and clear the wreckage.
Robello died about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.