Montgomery Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Route 30

Christopher Glover, 37, died early Tuesday morning from injuries he sustained in a Monday night crash between his motorcycle and a car on Route 30 at Prescott Drive, police said.

A Montgomery motorcyclist involved in a crash at Route 30 and Prescott Drive on Monday night has died from injuries sustained in the accident,  said.

Christopher Glover, 37, of the 2400 block of White Rose Drive in Montgomery, was driving his Kawasaki motorcycle east on Route 30 around 9:40 p.m. when a westbound Nissan Ultima driven by an 18-year-old Montgomery girl turned in front of him, police said. The motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the car, police said.

Glover was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he died early Tuesday morning, police said.

Eric Gaytan, Glover’s friend and family member, said he received a call about Glover late Monday night, after he had been taken to the hospital. Glover, he said, was the father of three children, all teenagers, and Gaytan’s own kids would play with them often when they were growing up.

“He was a great guy and a good dad,” Gaytan said. “I feel horrible for his kids. He was their best friend.”

Jesse James, who now lives in Georgia, said he has known Glover since they both were 13 years old. Their dream, as teenagers, was to ride in Motocross events. They both had motorcycles as young adults, and drove them “until the wheels fell off,” he said.

James was the best man at Glover's wedding, he said. The two remained in contact throughout their lives, he said, and in fact spoke online just last week – naturally, about motorcycles.

“Man, he was a great dude,” James said. “His kids were his life, and he was their life.”

No charges have been filed, and the case remains under investigation, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montgomery Police investigations tip line at 630-897-8707, ext. 3300.

This is the second fatal accident to happen on Route 30 in less than a week. Three people were injured when at Orchard Road and Route 30 in Montgomery last Tuesday, May 8. The minivan's driver, 16-year-old of Big Rock,  from  in the crash.

Katrina Glover May 16, 2012 at 12:09 PM
I am very sorry for your loss. Reading Dalton's message about his dad just rips your heart. Chris was taken too soon from this world.
Heidi A. Coop May 16, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing Christopher, I am his Dad's( Dan's) 1st cousin. I am praying for each an every one of you. I can not fathom a tragedy of this magnitude. No parent should have to deal with losing a child, or children of that age losing a parent. Christopher was truly ripped out of this world. You will remain in my prayers. Heidi A. Coop
DuKane President May 16, 2012 at 07:49 PM
For the family and friends of Chris Glover, DuKane Chapter of ABATE of Illinois sends their heartfelt sympathies. May Chris ride with the angels! Judy Kaenel
tristan wyland May 17, 2012 at 12:03 AM
hey dalton im really srry. you were like my bro and your dad was like my dad i wouldnt think in a million years my best friend chris would pass away thx for all the great times we will all miss you and love you forever r.i.p
Brandi May 17, 2012 at 05:22 AM
it said he died tuesday morning


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