Local

22-year-old man dies after being ejected from car in McHenry crash

A 22-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning along Route 120 in McHenry, a fire official said.
A 22-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning along Route 120 in McHenry, a fire official said.

McHENRY – A 22-year-old man died Tuesday in a car crash about a half-mile west of Valley View Elementary School on Route 120 in McHenry.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District was dispatched at 12:21 a.m. to the 6900 block of Route 120, where first responders found a newer model Ford sedan with heavy damage after it crashed into a telephone pole.

Firefighters found two men, ages 20 and 22, at the scene. The men were traveling in the same vehicle, which had been in what appeared to be single-vehicle crash, a fire official said.

“The 22-year-old was ejected from the vehicle,” Battalion Chief Dave Harwood said. “He was not in the vehicle when we got there.”

Harwood said the 22-year-old man died at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. The 20-year-old also was taken there with injuries not considered life-threatening.

McHenry police sent out an automated alert at 12:47 a.m. that said the road was closed, and another alert was sent at 4:41 a.m. saying it was open.

Harwood said that based on the district’s report at the scene, there was no obvious cause of the crash.

McHenry police are investigating. A phone call Tuesday morning to the department was not returned.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.