Glendale police identify motorcyclist killed in crash

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The family of a 21-year-old man killed in a Glendale crash is raising funds to bring him home to Illinois.

Glendale police said Austin Michael Mains, 21, was riding his motorcycle around 10 a.m. Sunday when he crashed near 47th and Olive avenues.

Police had responded to reports of a motorcyclist down on the roadway who was severely injured.

Officials tried life-saving measures but Mr. Mains was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Reports from witnesses and the subsequent investigation revealed Mr. Mains was driving at high speeds along Olive Avenue and performed a wheelie on the motorcycle prior to losing control and crashing.

Police said no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Mr. Mains was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Facebook posts from multiple family members say they are accepting donations to help bring Mr. Mains’ body to Illinois for his funeral.

Large contributions of $100+ can be made to Belvidere Funeral Home, 203 Logan Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008.

Smaller contributions can be mailed to Midland Bank, 311 Logan Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008, checks payable to Austin Mains Memorial Fund.

“Amazing artist, a sensitive soul with a huge heart,” cousin Amy Mains Smith stated. “Our goal is to get him home! To allow his mother to see him one last time… touch him one last time… and say goodbye one last time.”

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