Fatal McHenry County Car Crash
There was a fatal car crash December 26, 2017 in McHenry. The crash, after which the driver was charged with DUI, happened in the 6500 block of Route 120.
According to McHenry Police and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, first responders went to the accident scene at 12:26 a.m. The crash involved a 2013 Ford Fusion, that was traveling westbound, leaving the roadway and striking a utility pole.
The driver, identified as Eduardo Jose Figueroa-Martinez, 20, and his passenger, 22-year-old Jose Luis Ortiz Reyes, were taken to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry for treatment of their accident injuries.
Reyes was declared dead at the hospital. He had been ejected from the vehicle during the crash. A subsequent autopsy revealed that he died from blunt force trauma to the chest and abdomen.
An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of January 2, 2018 titled “Man charged with felony DUI in fatal McHenry crash“:
After being released from the hospital, Martinez, of McHenry, was taken into custody and charged with felony counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing a person’s death and aggravated driving under the influence without a valid driver’s license, police said.
Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Crash
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal McHenry County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the December 28 Northwest Herald article titled “Coroner identifies 22-year-old Wonder Lake man killed in McHenry crash.”