Motorcycle Accident In Crystal Lake, Illinois Leaves One Motorcyclist Dead

A fatal motorcycle accident happened in Crystal Lake, Illinois on Thursday afternoon.

Huntley Fire Department Capt. John C. Winkelman, 54, was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a sedan on Route 176.

Winkelman was riding his Harley westbound on Route 176, when a sedan pulled out from Mt. Thabor Road, in front of his path.  The minivan driver, a 27-year-old woman from Woodstock, Illinois, tried to stop at the last instant but was unable to prevent a collision.  Winkelman struck the sedan’s driver side door and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Winkelman was taken to Centegra Memorial Medical Center, in Woodstock, Illinois, but he never regained consciousness.

The driver of the sedan suffered minor injuries and was also taken to Centegra.

Additional details, possible updates, and remembrances can be seen in a variety of media sources including the April 13 Daily Herald story titled “Huntley fire captain killed in motorcycle crash” as well as the April 13 Chicago Tribune story titled “Marengo man dies in Crystal Lake motorcycle crash.”

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