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Lake in the Hills man dies after morning crash

A Lake in the Hills man died on Friday morning following a one-car accident near Woodstock, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

The 56-year-old man has been identified as George R. Jackson, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said. No other details were available. 

Jackson was driving east on Route 14 in an unincorporated area of McHenry County at around 4:30 a.m. when his vehicle veered off the roadway into a ditch, striking a culvert, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said.

The vehicle came to rest in a wooded area in the 16200 block of North Route 14.

Jackson was unresponsive when paramedics arrived, and later transported to Centegra Hospital - Woodstock, where he was pronounced dead, Majewski said.

Drugs and alcohol are not considered to have played a role in the crash.

Route 14 between Hughes and Dimmel roads was shut down for several hours.

The investigation is ongoing.

— Lawerence Synett

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