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2 Crystal Lake men killed in unincorporated McHenry crash

Two Crystal Lake men were killed Sunday morning in an unincorporated McHenry crash.

The single-vehicle crash was reported about 11:48 p.m. Saturday at 1402 Lily Lake Road, according to a news release from the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Preliminary investigations found that a 2001 Ford Explorer was traveling south on Lilly Lake Road when it ran off the road and struck a tree, police said.

McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s police responded and found two men, who were pronounced dead shortly after midnight at the scene, according to the release. 

The driver, a 29-year-old man, was trapped in the vehicle, and a rear passenger, a 33-year-old man, was ejected from the Ford. The front passenger, a 23-year-old man of Crystal Lake was taken to Centegra Hospital-McHenry for injuries police said were not considered to be life-threatening, according to the release.

The front seat passenger and driver were wearing seat belts but the rear passenger was not, police said.

Names of the men will not be released until their identities have been confirmed and family members have been notified. Autopsies will be performed Monday afternoon, the release stated. 

The cause of the crash is undetermined and remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff's Traffic Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner's Office.

– Hannah Prokop 

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