Fatal Motorcycle Accident In McHenry County
There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday night (April 24, 2016) in Nunda Township.
According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation indicates that the crash involved a motorcyclist traveling southbound on River Road at Black Partridge Road at approximately 11:33 p.m. At that time – for a currently undetermined reason – the motorcycle (a Harley Davidson XL883C) left the roadway to the west, and it collided with a guardrail.
The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle during the collision, and he was not wearing a helmet.
The motorcyclist was identified as Merrick M. Gehrke, 35, of McHenry. He died at the accident scene.
An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office news release of April 25, 2016, titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash“:
The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. Members of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District and A-TEC Ambulance also responded to the scene. The Island Lake Police Department assisted with traffic control.
Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Accident
Additional details concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office news release mentioned above, as well as the April 25 Daily Herald article titled “McHenry man killed in Nunda Township motorcycle crash” as well as the April 25 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Police Identify Motorcyclist Killed in Sunday Night Crash.”