Fatal Car Crash In McHenry County
Two men died following a single-car crash on Saturday night (September 16, 2017) in unincorporated Nunda Township. A third man was injured.
According to information provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (in the September 18, 2017 press release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash,”) the crash involved a car carrying three men when the car left the roadway and crashed for an unknown reason.
An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office release mentioned above:
The investigation indicates that at 11:48 p.m., on September 16th, a 2001 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound in the 1400 block of S. Lilly Lake Road when it ran off of the roadway and struck a tree.
The driver, a 29-year-old male, was entrapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The rear seat passenger, a 33-year-old male, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The front seat passenger, a 23-year-old man was transported to Centegra Hospital-McHenry for non-life-threatening injuries. All occupants of the Ford were from Crystal Lake.
The investigation indicates that the front seat passenger and driver were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. The passenger in the back seat was not.
As discussed in the September 19 Crystal Lake Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Crystal Lake Men Killed In Weekend Crash,” the driver who was killed was identified as Allan Javier Sanchez Gamez, 31, of Crystal Lake; and the passenger in the back seat was Timoteo Guzman Mejia, 33, of Crystal Lake.
An excerpt from the Crystal Lake Patch article mentioned above:
Gamez died died from blunt trauma of the head and chest, according to the coroner’s office news release. And an autopsy revealed Mejia died from blunt trauma to the head, chest and abdomen. Toxicology testing is pending.
The cause of the crash is being investigated. The accident investigation is being conducted by McHenry County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
Additional Details Regarding This Double-Fatal McHenry County Crash
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release and article mentioned above.