Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Unincorporated Crystal Lake

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday morning (August 2, 2015) in unincorporated Crystal Lake.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders went to the accident scene at approximately 11:10 a.m.  The crash happened on Northwest Highway (U.S. Route 14) east of Sands Road.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release of August 3, 2015 titled “Sheriffs Office Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash“:

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2009 Yamaha Raider S motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Northwest Highway at approximately 11:10 a.m. Sunday when it entered the westbound lane of travel striking two vehicles; a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer and a 2014 Ford Fusion. The impact caused the Yamaha to exit the north side of the roadway where it came to a rest in the tall grass.

The motorcyclist, identified as Vincent E. Franchi, 50, of Arlington Heights, was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Chevy Trailblazer and a passenger were not injured during the crash.

The driver of the Ford Fusion suffered minor wrist injuries and was treated at the accident scene.

This fatal Illinois motorcycle accident is under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigation Unit.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office release mentioned above, as well as the August 3, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “Arlington Heights man dies in motorcycle crash near Crystal Lake.”


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