Elgin Man Killed by Semi at Route 20 & Harmony Road

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

Two Vehicle Crash Results in a Fatality

A 29-year-old Elgin man died Monday evening after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of US Route 20 and Harmony Road in unincorporated Marengo.

On November 28, 2016, at 7:05 p.m. the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Conservation District, Marengo Police Department, and the Huntley Fire Protection District responded to a vehicle crash involving a 2009 International ProStar® semi pulling an empty 53’ trailer and a 2002 Dodge Durango at the intersection of US Rt. 20 and Harmony Road.

Harmony Road and Route 20.

Harmony Road and Route 20.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the Dodge was traveling eastbound on Harmony Road and failed to yield the right of way from the stop sign.

The semi was traveling northbound on US Rt 20 and struck the dodge in the intersection with both vehicles exiting the roadway to the northeast.

The driver of the semi, a 59-year old Hanover Park man, is cooperating with the investigation.

He was transported to Centegra Hospital in Huntley for treatment. He is in good condition.

The driver of the Dodge was not wearing a seatbelt and the airbags deployed at the time of the crash.

The names of the drivers involved are not being released pending notification of families.

The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigations
Unit, Illinois State Police and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.


Elgin Man Killed by Semi at Route 20 & Harmony Road — 3 Comments

  1. This intersection is deadly; has been for years.

    Traffic on 20 moves along at 55 MPH+ and there is topography from the south and east that aggravates the tight angle of the intersection.

    Why this hasn’t been on the County Board’s list of road projects to work with IDOT on already, I have no idea.

  2. This is the intersection where IDOT wanted to build a roundabout.

  3. This intersection should have been a stop light 20 years ago…

    But this is Illinois where it takes a payoff to protect lives.

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