Fatal McHenry County Motorcycle Crash

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday (April 9,2017) in unincorporated McHenry Township.

According to information provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (in an April 10 news release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash“) first responders went to the accident scene in the 800 block of Ringwood Road at 6:46 p.m.

The crash involved a motorcycle crashing in the intersection of Ringwood Road and Meadowhill Lane.  The crash only involved the 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and its rider.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office news release mentioned above, regarding the cause of the crash:

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 motorcyclist, a 55-year-old man from McHenry, was pronounced dead after he was taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry.

At the time of the crash the motorcyclist was wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The crash remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle crash can be seen in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office news release mentioned above, as well as the April 10 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “1 Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash in McHenry Co.

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