A press release from McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski:
McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Anne Majewski, announced this afternoon that her office is investigating the death of a young man who died in the early morning of December 26, 2017, in a single motor vehicle crash which occurred in the 6500 block of Illinois Route 120 in McHenry IL.
A 911 call came in at 0026 am on December 26th with McHenry Township Fire and Rescue and McHenry Police responding.
Both the driver and passenger were taken to Centegra McHenry Medical Center.
The purported passenger, Jose Luis Ortiz Reyes, age 22, of Wonder Lake, Illinois was subsequently pronounced dead in the Emergency Room at 00:55 am.
An autopsy performed this afternoon revealed that he died from blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen.
Toxicology testing is pending at this time. Any information regarding the driver is per the McHenry Police Department.
The accident remains under investigation by authorities.