WOODSTOCK – A 25-year-old Woodstock man was killed after being hit by an SUV Tuesday night at Routes 14 and 47 in Woodstock, police said.
Woodstock Fire Capt. Brendan Parker said Woodstock firefighter/paramedics responded to a call about a car striking a pedestrian about 7:30 p.m.
Robert Amos James, 25, of Woodstock had been riding a bicycle north on Route 47, according to a news release from the McHenry County Coroner's Office.
Initially, emergency crews called a Flight For Life helicopter to airlift James, but Parker said the man was taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock, where he was pronounced dead about 8:45 p.m., the coroner said in a statement.
A 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling east on Route 14 in the right lane when it collided in the intersection with James, Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Jeff Parsons said. According to the release from the coroner's office, James reportedly entered the intersection against a red light. A preliminary police investigation also indicated that the SUV traveled through a solid green light, according to a news release from the Woodstock Police Department.
"Witnesses say the man may have had earbuds in his ears, which might have distracted him," Parsons said.
Autopsy results show that James died from blunt force injuries to the head, chest and abdomen. Toxicology results are pending.
Parsons said it did not appear that any citations would be issued at this time.
He said that a multiagency Major Crash Assistance Team has been activated to investigate the crash along with the McHenry County Coroner's Office. The crash remains under investigation.