“On April 12th, at approximately 3:00 pm, emergency crews from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue and Crystal Lake Police Departments responded to the intersection of Illinois Route 176 and Mt. Thabor Road for a report of a traffic crash.
“Upon arrival crews located a Gold 2000 Chrysler Concorde and a Black 2007 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle that had collided in the roadway.
“The operator of the motorcycle, John C. Winkelman (54) of Marengo, IL was seriously injured, as he was ejected from the motorcycle upon impact.
“He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
“He was transported to Centegra Memorial Medical Center in Woodstock.
“The driver of the Chrysler, Kimberly Randall (27) of Woodstock, suffered minor injuries, and was transported to the hospital as well.
“Despite all life-saving measures attempted, John C. Winkelman succumbed to injuries he sustained as a result of this crash.
“An initial investigation into the crash revealed the Harley-Davidson had been traveling westbound on Rt. 176, and the Chrysler southbound Mt. Thabor Road.
“After stopping at the posted stop sign, the Chrysler then entered the intersection, intending to turn left (eastbound) onto Rt. 176, in the path of the approaching Harley-Davidson, when the vehicles collided.
“Traffic was diverted from the area for nearly three hours as the on-scene investigation was conducted.
“This matter remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Police Department and the McHenry county Coroner’s Office.”
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The Daily Herald reports that Winkelman served as a Captain with the Huntley Fire Protection District and was known as “Winky.”
Here’s an another article about an accident at this dangerous intersection.