Man Killed by Motor Vehicle While Walking Across Route 14 in Harvard

A press release from McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski:

Harvard Pedestrian Death

McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Anne Majewski, announced this afternoon that her office is investigating the death of a Harvard man who died yesterday evening after a motor vehicle-pedestrian collision in Harvard, Illinois, near the intersection of North Division Street and East Front Street.

Harvard Fire and Rescue responded after a 911 call was made at 9:45 pm last evening.

The deceased, identified to be Ronald L. Jacobs Sr., age 69, of Harvard, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:11 pm..

An autopsy performed today revealed that he died from blunt trauma of the chest.

The crash remains under investigation by the Harvard Police Department, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Accident Investigation Unit, and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.


Man Killed by Motor Vehicle While Walking Across Route 14 in Harvard — 6 Comments

  1. Serious question. Why are total roadway fatalities going down while pedestrian fatalities rise?

    I tie it too a decrease in the nations mental health(the number of people noting they experience any sort of anxiety is going up, high), which is tied to, not caused by the deteriorating state of America’s mental health.

    I’d like to hear your real thoughts. Not regurgitated ideas via your favorite news site or blog..

  2. Here is the problem in Harvard…..

    People think they can just walk across a major highway and you will stop….

    there have been complaints bout this before….

    it happens a ot but mainly by teens

  3. Walking across a busy highway at night without employing extreme caution – what could possibly go wrong with that scenario ?

    Exercising some common sense could save your life, it’s as simple as that and has nothing to
    do with state of “America’s mental health”.

  4. Noticed some flowers at the top of the bridge…marking where the accedent took place…so evidently he was not crossing the highway…the walk up and over on the bridge is extremely narrow….

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