Hit and Run in Crystal Lake, Arrest Made

From the Crystal Lake Police Department:

Carolyn Tyrrell


Evidence recovered at the scene resulted in Investigators quickly locating the offending vehicle in the 900 block of Wesley Drive, Crystal Lake. As a result, at approximately 7:50PM, Carolyn A. Tyrrell (53), of Crystal Lake was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash (class 1 felony). The investigation is ongoing and additional charges against Tyrrell are expected.


We have made an arrest relating to the hit and run crash reported late last night.  We will be releasing additional details later this morning.


Crystal Lake, IL – Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at approximately 7:37 PM, Crystal Lake Police and Fire/Rescue responded to the intersection of Virginia Road and Berkshire Drive for a report of a traffic crash with injuries.

Upon arrival, first responders located two victims on scene, an adult male and adult female, riders of a motorcycle involved in the crash.

The male was taken to Northwestern Hospital in Huntley, suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The female was flown to Condell Medical Center with serious injuries.

Our preliminary investigation revealed the following:

The motorcycle, driven by the adult male with the female as his passenger, was traveling southbound on Virginia Road.

A red sedan struck the motorcycle in the intersection with Berkshire Drive, throwing both occupants of the motorcycle onto the roadway.

The red sedan fled the scene, last seen heading westbound on
Berkshire Drive.

Our Accident Investigation Team is actively examining the scene and collecting evidence.

The roadway remained closed while the investigation continues.

We encourage anyone who may have information relating to this event to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.

In addition, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411). Normal text messaging rates do apply.


Hit and Run in Crystal Lake, Arrest Made — 9 Comments

  1. She’s a democrat according to her primary election selections.


  2. And can I ask how you know this?

    Btw, I can’t believe you can’t find better things to do throughout your day Karen.

  3. Any relation to former 1970-1979 McHenry County Sheriff Art Tyrrell?

  4. Something sticks here. This photo doesn’t look like Carolyn. (It doesn’t look like a 53-year-old woman either.)If you go looking for the victim his name comes up immediately as a registered offender. When does that ever happen?

  5. **This photo doesn’t look like Carolyn.**

    Oh? Do you know Carolyn?

    *^(It doesn’t look like a 53-year-old woman either.)**


  6. I know a Carolyn Tyrell that’s around that age, from Crystal Lake and it doesn’t look like her so maybe there’s more than one.

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