BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, Ill. (STMW) — A North Aurora man was killed Thursday afternoon when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car in northwest suburban Batavia Township.

Richard White, 50, was riding a bicycle north on Nelson Lake Road in Batavia Township when a northbound 2009 Nissan Rogue struck the rear tire of the bike about 2:15 p.m. just south of Main Street near the entrance to Dick Young Forest Preserve, according to a release from the Kane County Sheriff’s office.

White, of the 1400 block of Fechner Circle in North Aurora, was thrown from the bicycle and take to Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

White was not wearing a helmet and appeared to be wearing headphones when the car struck the bicycle, according to police.

The 26-year-old woman driving the Nissan, MaMaxima Corazona Cardino Ty of the 2100 block of Howard Street in Evanston, was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, police said. Alcohol, drugs and texting were not a factor in the crash.

Nelson Lake Road was closed for about three hours during the investigation.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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