Fatal Accident In Fox Lake Involving Motorcycles

There was a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (July 16, 2016) in Fox Lake involving a pickup truck that struck motorcyclists.  The driver of the pickup truck died following the collision.

According to the Fox Lake Police Department, the accident happened on State Park Road, about a quarter mile north of Route 12.

The accident, which happened at approximately 3:00 p.m., involved a pickup truck traveling southbound on State Park Road crossing into the opposite (northbound) lane.  In doing so, the truck collided with two motorcycles.  The pickup truck then caught on fire.

A third motorcyclist with a passenger “laid down” his bike in order to avoid a collision.

The pickup truck driver died at the accident scene.  He was later identified as  Charles Kleffner, 60, of Spring Grove.   Six other people were hurt during the crash and taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.   At least one person was said to be in critical condition.   One motorcyclist later died.  He was identified as Matthew Stautz, 43, of Rothschild, WI.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 16, 2016 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “Driver killed, six others injured in Fox Lake crash” as well as the July 16 Chicago Tribune article titled  “1 dead, 6 hurt after pickup truck hits motorcycles in Fox Lake crash” and the July 17 Chicago Tribune article titled “2 dead, 5 injured after pickup truck hits motorcyclists in Fox Lake.”


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