A press release from McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski:
McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Anne Majewski, announced this morning that her office is investigating the death of a Harvard, Illinois man killed early this morning when the snowmobile he was driving struck a tree in the 4400 block of Pagles Road in Harvard, Illinois.
The 911 call came in at 1:05 am this morning with Harvard Fire and Rescue and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department responding to the scene.
The man was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene at 2:19 am.
At the scene the coroner’s office was informed that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The deceased is identified as 32 year old Brandon J. Shields.
An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow in the McHenry County Coroner’s Office to determine cause of death.
The crash remains under investigation by the Illinois Conservation Police.