Press Release- Sheriffs Office Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash

4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

A 55-year-old McHenry man died Sunday as a result of a motorcycle crash in the 800 block of Ringwood Road in unincorporated McHenry Township.

  On Sunday, at 6:46 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Johnsburg Police Department, McHenry County Conservation Police, and the McHenry Fire Protection District responded to a single motorcycle crash near the intersection of Ringwood Road and Meadowhill Lane involving a 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a single rider.

  Preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Ringwood Road west of Meadowhill Lane when it exited the roadway to the north and struck a tree.  The intersection of Ringwood Road and Meadowhill Lane was closed for several hours while the crash was investigated.

  The driver was transported by ambulance to Centegra Hospital in McHenry, where he was pronounced dead. The name of the driver is being withheld until his family has been notified.  

  It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were a factor at this time. Final determination will be made pending toxicology results from the Coroner's office. The rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

  An investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner's Office. 


2010 Harley-Davidson:

55-year-old man                                    

McHenry, IL                                         





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