From Lakewood’s Police Chief Lawrence Howell:
“Last night at approximately 8:53pm a fatal accident occurred at the north intersection of Rt. 47 and Rt. 176.
“The Lakewood Police Department assisted by McHenry County Sheriff Department, Lakewood Fire Department, and the McHenry County Coroners Office responded.
“The accident occurred when a north bound Rt. 47 Jeep Liberty driven by William A. Cizek Jr. age 49 of 1101 N. Hart Ave. Harvard, Il. attempted to turned left on Rt. 176 into the path of a south bound Rt. 47 Suzuki motorcycle driven by Christopher J. Ludovice age 54 of 1280 Victoria Ln. Elgin, Il.
“The motorcycle struck the Jeep Liberty and the driver Mr. Ludovice and is passenger his 16 year old daughter where thrown from the motorcycle.
“Mr. Ludovice died of his injuries and his daughter is in critical condition at Centegra Memorial Hospital.
“Neither motorcycle occupants were wearing helmets and alcohol is not suspected at this time.
“The driver of the Jeep, Mr. Cizek, was cited for making an improper left turn.
“We are being assisted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department with an accident reconstruction.”