Man Dies Near Hebron, Illinois After Falling Off Golf Cart

Fatal Golf Cart Accident In Unincorporated Hebron

There was a fatal accident Sunday (May 4, 2014) in unincorporated Hebron.

This accident happened as a man was riding on the back of a golf cart, and for unknown reasons, fell off the back of it.

The man was identified as Stephen Canfield, 20, of Harvard.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department press release of May 5, 2014, titled “Harvard man dies after falling off of golf cart near Hebron” :

Preliminary investigation indicated that a 1996 Ingersoll Rand Club Car golf cart was headed southbound on Johnson Road, north of Illinois Route 173, when one of the back seat passengers, Stephen Canfield, for unknown reasons fell from the back of the golf cart. Stephen was transported to Centegra Woodstock Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Emergency responders, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District, responded to the accident scene at approximately 12:05 a.m. Sunday.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Press Release,

Alcohol use is suspected as a contributing factor.  The crash is still under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Crash Investigation Unit and McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Furthermore, an excerpt from the May 5 article titled “Harvard man dies after falling off golf cart near Hebron” :

McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski announced Tuesday an autopsy showed Canfield died from a broken neck. A toxicology report is still pending.

Various Sources And Updates For This McHenry County Vehicle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Northwest Herald articles seen above, as well as the May 5 McHenry TribLocal article titled “Man falls off golf cart, dies.”