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Man dies after motorcycle crash in Mokena

A 63-year-old man died Wednesday in Mokena when the motorcycle he was riding lost control.

The crash happened while Mark L. Batka, a Bloomingdale resident, was traveling south on La Grange Road just south of Interstate 80 in Mokena, according to a news release from the Will County Coroner’s Office. He was thrown from the bike as a result of the crash.

Batka was pronounced deceased at 2:23 p.m. Wednesday, after he was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Mokena police are investigating the incident.

The final cause and manner of death will be determined after the police investigation and a review of toxicological reports and medical records, the release said.

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