Young Male Bicyclist Killed on Kishwaukee Valley Road – Update

A press release from Dr. Anne Majewski, McHenry County Coroner telling of a young male bicyclist being killed Sunday night at dusk on Kishwaukee Valley Road while crossing Route 14.

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PADS has a shelter on Kishwaukee Valley Road.

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A second press release was sent identifying the young man a Christopher J. Michols, age 18, formerly of Cary.

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Young Male Bicyclist Killed on Kishwaukee Valley Road – Update — 4 Comments

  1. Given the shelter is on the west side of Route 14, and that someone died, maybe there should be a crosswalk with pedestrian push button on a signal light on Kishwaukee Road at that intersection.

    It’s not a bicycle or pedestrian friendly area, and drivers are not used to seeing bicyclists and pedestrians there, although there is a paved shoulder on Kishaukee Road.

  2. Cars don’t even stop when you are in a crosswalk with the lights flashing.

    We need more cops watching for these people especially near schools.

  3. Christopher J. Michols, age 18 of Cary passed away September 20, 2015 in Woodstock.

    He was born March 20, 1997 in Arlington Heights, the son of Curtis R. and Judith A. Michols, they survive.

    Chris is also survived by a brother Andy Michols, his maternal grandparents Dr. John D. (Jean) Thorpe and Ellen G. Thorpe, aunts and uncles: Gail (Pat) Mullarkey, Paul Thorpe, Neil (Dawn) Thorpe, Maureen Thorpe, John Thorpe, Tim Thorpe, Dr. Steven (Stephanie) Michols, Kevin (Coleen) Michols and many cousins.

    He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Eugene and Joyce Michols and his uncle Scott Michols.

    Chris was a 2015 graduate of Cary-Grove High School.

    In addition to participating in Boy Scouts, Chris loved reading, music and spending time with friends.

    He formerly worked at the Jewel-Osco in Cary where he enjoyed seeing and saying hello to friends and neighbors.

    Chris’ giving spirit was exemplified by his volunteering at BraveHearts in Harvard, the Cary Food Pantry, the PADS program, the Home of the Sparrow and the Midwest Center for Children’s Development.

    He loved family vacations at Timber Bay in northern Wisconsin and holiday get togethers with family and cousins.

    In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated in Chris’ name to Pioneer Center for Human Services, BraveHearts or Midwest Center for Children’s Development.

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