Sterling motorcyclist, 20, killed in collision with SUV at Lynn and Lincolnway

A motorcycle and a helmet lay on the pavement beyond barricades protecting the crash scene Thursday at the intersection of East Lynn Boulevard and Lincolnway-Illinois Route 2 in Sterling.

STERLING – A 20-year-old Sterling motorcyclist was killed around 11 a.m. Thursday in a collision with an SUV at the busy intersection of Lynn Boulevard/River Road and East Lincolnway, Sterling police confirmed.

Jordan W. Hurst , who was eastbound on Lincolnway, collided with Hortencia O. Garza, 80, of Rock Falls, who was westbound turning left onto River Road, which is what Lynn Boulevard turns into on the south side of Lincolnway, police said in a news release.

Both were taken to CGH Medical Center, where Hurst was pronounced dead, the release said.

Garza was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

No citations were issued; the investigation continues.

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to call police at 815-632-6640.

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Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.