Press Release- Sheriffs Office Investigating Fatal Two Vehicle Crash

5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM


A 23-year-old Zion man was killed and a 56-year-old Gurnee man sustained minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash in unincorporated McHenry early Saturday morning. 

At 12:09 a.m., on May 11, 2019, Sheriff's Office Deputies, Lakemoor Police, and McHenry Township Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the 300 block of West Bay Road in unincorporated McHenry Township.   

Preliminary investigation indicated that a 2004 Nissan Sentra, driven by the 23-year-old man, was traveling eastbound on West Bay Road.  A 2017 Toyota Sienna, driven by a 56-year-old man, was traveling westbound on West Bay Road.  For unknown reasons the Nissan entered the westbound lane of traffic and struck the Toyota head-on.      

The driver of the Nissan was extricated by McHenry Township Fire and Rescue and flown to Advocate Condell in Libertyville where he was pronounced deceased.  The driver, and sole occupant, of the Toyota was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry with minor injuries.

Airbags deployed in both vehicles and the driver of the Toyota was wearing his seatbelt.  It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.  The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the Lake County Coroner's Office. 

2004 Nissan Sentra                                                    2017 Toyota Sienna

23-year-old man                                                          56-year-old man

Zion, IL                                                                       Gurnee, IL


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