Prosecutors are not seeking additional charges in connection with a crash in the McHenry Home Depot parking lot that killed a 71-year-old Johnsburg man, police said.
The crash happened March 31 in the home improvement store’s parking lot, 2461 N. Richmond Road. An investigation determined that William Dammeyer was struck by a 2008 GMC Sierra HD pickup truck that was traveling near the entrance of the store. The 19-year-old driver, Christian J. Zientko of McHenry, was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign.
Dammeyer was taken to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital and then flown by a Flight for Life helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper said Dammeyer died of multiple traumatic injuries caused by being struck by a vehicle.
The case now is closed, McHenry Police Public Affairs Officer Patrick Polidori said in an email Wednesday.
“After the investigation was completed by the McHenry Critical Accident Team, investigators conferred with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office for further review of this case,” Polidori said. “It was determined that no additional charges would be filed. This original charge of failing to stop at a stop sign will be the only charge. This case is closed.”
At the time of the crash, McHenry Police Sgt. Kevin Cox said there was no indication that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Representatives from the State’s Attorney’s Office could not be reached for comment.
Zientko is scheduled for a
June 5 court appearance on the traffic citation.