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CL man killed while riding bike on Route 14

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake man died Monday after the bicycle he was riding struck a vehicle on Route 14, according to authorities.

Gordon McClain, 57, was pronounced dead shortly after 5:45 p.m. Monday on Route 14 near Route 31, according to the Crystal Lake Police Department.

McClain was attempting to cross Route 14 from north to south near D’Andrea Banquet’s on his bicycle when he struck an eastbound vehicle, a news release stated. He was not wearing a helmet. He died from severe chest trauma, the McHenry County Coroner's Office said.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured, and no citations have been issued.

Traffic was diverted in the area for more than three hours.

The investigation is ongoing.

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