A press release from the Woodstock Police Department:
Fatal Crash Investigation
Bicyclist vs. Motor Vehicle
On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at approximately 7:33 pm, the Woodstock Police Department responded to the intersection of S. Eastwood Dr. (IL Rte. 47) and U.S. Rte. 14 in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
Upon the arrival of responding officers and members of the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District, they located and attempted to treat a 25 year old male subject, who subsequently died.
The Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT), a multi-jurisdictional team consisting of experienced and trained crash investigators from several McHenry County law enforcement agencies, including the Woodstock Police Department, was activated.
The preliminary results of the investigation indicate that the victim, who was riding a bicycle, was traveling northbound on Rte. 47 and was struck in the intersection by a 2007 Chevy Tahoe, which was traveling eastbound on Rte. 14.
Preliminary witness statements indicated the Tahoe was traveling through the intersection and had a solid green light.
No citations have been issued based on this preliminary information.
This crash remains under investigation by the Woodstock Police Department, MCAT, and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
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A press release from McHenry Coroner Anne Majewski:
Robert A. James
McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Anne Majewski, announced this afternoon that her office is investigating the death of a man killed last evening, August 15, 2017, at the intersection of Routes 14 and 47 in Woodstock Illinois.
The young man is identified to be Robert Amos James, age 25, of Woodstock Illinois.
Mr. James was riding a bicycle north on Route 47 when he proceeded into the intersection of Routes 14 and 47 reportedly against the red light and was struck by a car heading east on Route 14.
A 911 call went out for the crash at 1933 bringing Woodstock Police and Woodstock Fire and Rescue to the scene.
Mr. James was transported to Centegra Woodstock Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 20:42.
An autopsy conducted today in the McHenry County Coroner’s Office revealed that he died from blunt force injuries to the head, chest and abdomen. Toxicology testing is pending at this time.
The crash remains under investigation by the Woodstock Police Department, MCAT (McHenry County Accident Team), and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.