McHenry County Fatal Car Crash
There was a fatal car crash near Huntley that occurred Sunday (July 29, 2018) morning. Although this fatal crash remains under investigation, the single-vehicle crash appears to have involved a loss of vehicle control after which the car left the roadway. The driver of the car was identified as Lilith R. Okopski, 18, of Carpentersville.
An excerpt regarding this fatal car crash near Huntley, as seen in the July 30, 2018 Northwest Herald article titled “Coroner IDs Huntley crash victim as Carpentersville teen“:
Huntley Fire Protection District crews responded at 7:09 p.m. Sunday to the 13400 block of Marengo Road.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Okopski was driving a 1997 Acura CL southeast when it veered off the road for unknown reasons, according to a separate release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
The vehicle traveled through a cornfield before colliding with a tree. Because the vehicle was concealed within a tree line, the crash was not immediately reported, according to the release.
According to preliminary accident investigation findings, although first responders went to the accident scene in the evening, the crash is believed to happened hours earlier, in the morning. As seen in photos, the accident scene was near a corn field and was partially concealed from the roadway.
Okopski was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
The accident investigation is being conducted by the Huntley Police Department, McHenry County Accident Investigation Team and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Car Crash Near Huntley
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal car crash near Huntley can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 30 Huntley Patch article titled “Teen Found Hours After Fatal Crash: Police.”