A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:
Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash
On 08/02/2015, at approximately 11:10 AM, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 3 vehicle crash on Northwest Highway (US RT 14) east of Sands Road, in unincorporated Crystal Lake.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2009 Yamaha Raider S motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Northwest Highway at approximately 11:10 a.m. Sunday when it entered the westbound lane of travel striking two vehicles:
- a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer and
- a 2014 Ford Fusion
The impact caused the Yamaha to exit the north side of the roadway where it came to a rest in the tall grass.
The driver of the Yamaha, Vincent E Franchi, 50, was not wearing a helmet.
Vincent was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital by Crystal Lake Rescue, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Chevrolet, Daniel R Williams, 45, and his passenger, Lori L Straub, 45, were not injured and were wearing their seatbelts.
The driver of the Ford, Thomas A. Wiley, 44, had minor injuries to his left wrist and was treated and released on scene by Crystal
Lake Rescue. Thomas was wearing his seatbelt and there was airbag deployment in the vehicle.
An investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigations Unit.
Members of the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department, Crystal Lake Police Department and the McHenry County Conservation District also assisted at the scene.