Police: Waukegan woman killed after boyfriend crashes car into motorcycle

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Marco Garcia-Escobar
Marco Garcia-Escobar.
Waukegan police

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (WLS) -- A Waukegan man has been charged in his girlfriend's death after crashing his car into a motorcycle she was riding on last week, Waukegan police said.

Police said Gloria Moreno-Castro, 23, was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by a 27-year-old man when it was rear-ended by a car in the area of McAlister and Helmholtz avenues in Waukegan at around 2 a.m. last Saturday.

Moreno-Castro, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to a hospital, where she later died. The motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, was hospitalized and suffered severe injuries but is expected to live, police said.

The car that rear-ended the motorcycle was being driven by Marco Garcia-Escobar, 31, police said. Garcia-Escobar and Moreno-Castro were dating and had a child together, police said

Investigators believe that Garcia-Escobar went to Moreno-Castro, where he saw her get on the motorcycle driven by the 27-year-old man. Garcia-Escobar then chased the motorcycle until the crash, police said.

Garcia-Escobar has been charged with reckless homicide, aggravated reckless driving, no valid driver's license, and no insurance. He was given $150,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday.