Press Release- Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

6/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

A 56-year-old McHenry woman has died as a result of a car versus two motorcycle crash that occurred early Wednesday evening in the 2300 block of South River Road in Holiday Hills. 


On June 3, 2020 at 7:26 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Illinois Department of Natural Resource Police, Island Lake Police Department, Nunda Rural Township Fire/Rescue, and McHenry Township Fire/Rescue District responded to a three vehicle crash involving a 2017 Acura TLX, a 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy Motorcycle, and a 2005 Harley-Davidson Trike that had crashed on South River Road, north of Sunset Drive.


On scene investigation indicated the Acura had been traveling northbound on South River Road.  For unknown reasons the Acura, driven by a 20-year-old McHenry woman, went into the southbound lane of traffic where it struck both motorcycles causing the riders to be ejected from the bikes.


The driver of the 2003 Harley-Davidson, a 65-year-old McHenry man, was transported by helicopter to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville where he remains in critical condition.  The driver of the 2005 Harley-Davidson, the 56-year-old McHenry woman, was transported to Advocate Condell by ambulance where she was later pronounced deceased. A rider on the 2005 Harley-Davidson, a 9-year-old juvenile from Louisiana, was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry with serious injuries. The drivers of the motorcycles were not wearing helmets, but the rider was.  The driver of the Acura did not sustain any injuries. That area of the roadway was closed for approximately six hours.  


The investigation continues by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Major Crash Investigation Unit, Holiday Hill Police Department, and the Lake County Coroner's Office. 


2017 Acura TLX                   2003 Harley-Davidson          2005 Harley-Davidson Trike

                                                FLSTF Fat Boy

20-year-old woman                 65-year-old man                      56-year-old woman (deceased)

McHenry, IL                           Lake in the Hills, IL                McHenry, IL


                                                                                                9-year-old juvenile

                                                                                                Mandeville, LA



Website Developed By:
KMK Media Group