Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision In Unincorporated Crystal Lake

Two-Car Fatal Crash In McHenry County

There was a fatal two-car crash Sunday (February 12, 2017) in Nunda Township.  The crash led to the death of two men, with one man being declared dead at the accident scene.

According to information provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened in the 4400 block of Walkup Road, in unincorporated Crystal Lake.

First responders went to the accident scene at 7:35 p.m.  The collision between the two vehicles, a 2016 Toyota Tacoma, and a 2010 Buick Lacrosse, happened on Walkup Road north of Hillside Road.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office press release of February 15, 2017, titled “Two Vehicle Traffic Crash In Crystal Lake Results In Fatalities“:

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma, driven by the 28-year-old male, and the 2010 Buick Lacrosse, driven by the 68-year-old male, collided in the southbound lane of traffic on Walkup Road.  Motorists were detoured for several hours while Walkup Road was closed.  The driver of the Tacoma was taken to Centegra Hospital McHenry by Crystal Lake Fire Department and then flown to Advocate Condell.

Alcohol was a contributing factor in the cause of the crash.  The 28-year-old male driver was under investigation for DUI prior to succumbing to his injuries.

The 68-year-old man died at the accident scene.  An excerpt from the February 15, 2017 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Alcohol a Suspected Factor in Crash That Killed 2 Crystal Lake Men:  Police“:

On Wednesday, the McHenry County Coroner’s Office identified the older man as Lawrence T. Madigan, 68. An autopsy performed Monday revealed that he died from blunt force injuries to the chest and head.

The crash investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigations Unit, the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Crash

Additional details regarding this fatal collision can be seen in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office press release mentioned above and the Crystal Lake Patch article.