Fatal Crystal Lake Motorcycle-SUV Collision

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday night (September 24, 2017) in Crystal Lake.  The accident involved a collision between a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a Ford Expedition SUV.

Details on the accident appear somewhat limited at this time.

According to Crystal Lake Police, police and fire personnel were called to the accident scene at approximately 8:50 p.m.  The accident scene was at the intersection of Virginia Road and James R. Rakow Road.

An excerpt regarding the collision, as seen in the September 25, 2017 Northwest Herald article titled “Crystal Lake teen fatally strikes motorcyclist in Crystal Lake crash“:

The Crystal Lake Police Department’s Accident Investigation Team has determined in preliminary investigation that a 17-year-old male teenager, of Crystal Lake, driving a blue Ford Expedition was southbound on Virginia Road when he turned left onto James R. Rakow Road and struck the motorcyclist in the intersection. The teen was not identified because he is a minor. There were no other injuries in the crash.

The motorcyclist, later identified as Peter G. O’Grady, 63, of Crystal Lake, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He later died.

The accident investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Crystal Lake Police Department and McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above as well as the September 25, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in motorcycle crash in Crystal Lake.”


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