Coroner IDs motorcycle passenger killed near Shorewood in crash involving school bus

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A Shorewood man has been identified as the passenger on a motorcycle who died after the vehicle crashed into a school bus in Troy Township.

The man who died was Jeffrey Santora, 50, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office. He was pronounced dead at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday in the 24000 block of West Shelpley Road. The coroner’s office did not release details of the preliminary cause and manner of Santora’s death.

None of the children inside the school bus were injured in the crash that was reported at 3:17 p.m. in the 24000 block of West Shepley Road, according to a statement from the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

The area is in Troy Township, between Minooka and Shorewood.

A two-passenger motorcycle had crashed into the back end of the school bus, causing the death of a male passenger and serious injuries to a female passenger.

The female passenger was taken to a hospital.

The children inside the school bus were moved away from the crash scene and released to their parents and guardians, police said.

The crash remains under investigation.