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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.

Michelle May 15, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Christopher died early Tuesday morning, not Tuesday evening, 12:08 a.m. to be exact. Chris was a wonderful father to my children and he was their best friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him!
Andre Salles May 15, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Michelle, I'm sorry for the error. It's been fixed. I'd love to talk with you about him, if you're OK with that. 630-414-5670. Thank you, and I'm very sorry for your loss.
Dalton Glover May 15, 2012 at 11:52 PM
My dad was the best in the world. </3 It was so sudden, he didn't deserve this. He was funny, awesome, the best dad there could possibly be. He's in heaven right now, Chillin' with Kurt Kobain. :) When My Mom, Michelle said "Listen... He didn't make it." To my sister and brother. I started crying like hell. almost for 4 hours. I'm never gonna be able to get over my father's death. ~Chris' son, Dalton.
Sarah L May 16, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Glovers, I'm really sorry this tragedy happened to your family. I'll be praying for you, and for the girl who caused the accident. I can't imagine how terrible it would feel to lose my husband and my kids' dad, or how terrible it must feel to cause a fatal accident. I live very close to that intersection. It is so important for people to drive safely and not be in a hurry. A few seconds for safety's sake is a small price to pay to prevent the price you have to now pay. My heart goes out to you.
Donna Thill May 16, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Dalton, Everyone at Plank was shocked and upset for you and your entire family hearing this tragic news of your dad. Please know we are praying for you! I am so very sorry. What a beautiful message you shared about your dad. Great job!
Heather W May 16, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Chris was an awesome brother and father. It is such a shock he is gone. Dalton, Ashley and Tyler I'm so sorry! I know I haven't seen you guys in awhile, but I love you and I am so very sorry!!
kaitlynn hamilton May 16, 2012 at 03:09 AM
He raised a amazing son. I love his son, he had to be a great guy. Im sorry I didn't get to meet him, but I'm sure I would have liked him. I hope that people know he's still watching out for them and that he had a good son and life.
Neal Dewitz May 16, 2012 at 03:39 AM
As an avid rider myself something needs to be done one with motorcycle aweness! Two that intersection needs to be fixed! Two tragities in a week is way to many! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this truly difficult time. I'm sorry for your loss!
isaac danner May 16, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Chris this is your old buddy isaac danner I will miss you my friend. We met on river road in yorkville in 1988 remember the river rats that's what we used to call our click. It was you me jesse and allan we went to school together I remember getting picked up at my house in bristol and the van would drive to your house in oswego and I would get out and we would stay and not go to school. Them were the days. I will always have a special place in my heart for you and your family. We had nothing but good times to many to write.
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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