[Correction made in headline thanks to reader comment.]
A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office:
Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double Fatal Motorcycle Crash
A 49-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, both of Carpentersville, died Sunday following a mini-van versus motorcycle crash in the intersection of River Road and Charles J Miller Road in unincorporated McHenry Township.
On Sunday, at 7:53 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry Police Department, and the McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of River Road and Charles J. Miller Road.
Involved were a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country Van and a 2017 Harley-Davidson FLHTK Ultra Limited Motorcycle.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle, driven by the 49-year-old man, was traveling southbound on River Road and had the green light.
The van, driven by a 41-year-old Wonder Lake woman, was traveling northbound on River Road and was turning west onto Charles J Miller Road.
The driver of the van failed to yield to the motorcycle and the vehicles crashed in the intersection. Motorists were detoured for several hours while the crash was investigated.
The driver of the motorcycle was transported by ambulance to Centegra Hospital in McHenry, where he was pronounced dead.
The passenger of the motorcycle was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville, where she was pronounced dead.
The names of the deceased are being withheld until their families have been notified.
Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in this crash. There was no indication that the riders were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
The driver of the van was wearing a seat belt and airbags were deployed.
An investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit, the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.