Two Fatalities In U.S. Route 20 “Head-On” Collision

Fatal McHenry County Car Collision

Two men died following a crash early Wednesday morning (May 24, 2017) on U.S. Route 20 in unincorporated Riley Township.

According to information provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (in a May 25, 2017 news release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double Fatal Crash“) the crash happened on U.S. Route 20, north of Harmony Road.  First responders went to the accident scene at 5:28 a.m.  The accident involved a “head-on collision” between a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta and a 2013 Ford F-550 Super Duty truck.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office news release:

Preliminary investigation indicates that the Volkswagen, driven by the 31-year-old-man, was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 20.  The Ford, driven by a 27-year-old Marengo man, was traveling southbound on U.S. Route 20.  For unknown reasons the driver of the Volkswagen lost control of his vehicle and it traveled into the southbound lane of traffic, crashing into the Ford.  Both vehicles exited the roadway to the west.  Motorists were detoured for several hours while the crash was investigated.

The 31-year-old driver of the Volkswagen, identified as Leonardo Rangel-Jimenez, 31, as well as the passenger, Alejandro Rangel-Jimenez, 35, both of Elgin, died at the accident scene.  They were brothers.

The truck’s driver and passenger were not injured during the collision.

Another excerpt from the news release:

All occupants of both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts and airbags deployed in both vehicles.  Toxicology  results  are pending investigation by the coroner.

An investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

 Additional Details Concerning This Fatal McHenry County Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal McHenry County car 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 May 25 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Brothers Killed In McHenry County Crash Identified.”

Woman Fatally Struck By Car In Harvard

McHenry County Fatal Pedestrian Accident

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday evening (May 17, 2017) in Harvard.  A woman was struck by a car along Route 173.

Harvard Police and the Harvard Fire Protection District went to the accident scene at approximately 9:18 p.m. Wednesday.  The accident occurred as the woman was crossing Brink Street/Route 173 near South Division Street.  She was struck by a 2007 Nissan that was heading east on West Brink Street.

The 59-year-old woman was taken to OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford, where she was later pronounced dead.  She was later identified as Susan Hathcock.

The driver of the Nissan, a 25-year-old man, received medical treatment at the accident scene.

This fatal McHenry County pedestrian accident is being investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Harvard Police Department.

Additional Details And Possible Updates

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 19, 2017 Northwest Herald article titled “Woman dies after being hit by car in Harvard” as well as the May 18 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Woman Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle in Harvard.”

Motorcyclist Critically Injured During Unincorporated Harvard Collision

McHenry County Motorcycle-Car Collision

There was a collision involving a car and motorcycle on Saturday afternoon (May 6, 2017) in unincorporated Harvard.

The accident involved a 22-year-old motorcyclist from Harvard,  riding a 1995 Kawasaki motorcycle, colliding with a Nissan Murano on Route 14.  First responders were called to the accident scene at approximately 3:20 p.m.

An excerpt regarding the crash investigation findings, as seen in the Northwest Herald article of May 9, 2017, titled “Motorcycle crash in unincorporated Harvard sends 1 to hospital Saturday“:

A preliminary investigation found the motorcycle was heading south on Route 14 when it crossed into the northbound lane and sideswiped a 2011 Nissan Murano driving north, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the McHenry County’s Sheriff’s Office, the motorcyclist was not wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the crash.

The motorcyclist was flown to the hospital in critical condition.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, charges are pending regarding the crash.

The traffic accident investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Motorcycle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above, as well as a news release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.