Coroner’s Office Has Busy Day

From the McHenry County Cororner:

Motorcyclist Dies after Being Rear-ended by Drunk Driver

McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Michael Rein, announced that his office was contacted on July 15, 2021 to investigate the death of Kenneth Jackson, age 27 of Antioch, involved in a motorcycle accident at Rt. 120 and Chapel Hill Rd.

Mr. Jackson was transported to Northwestern McHenry where he was pronounced deceased.

An autopsy was performed on July 16, 2021. Preliminary findings show blunt force trauma as the cause of death. Toxicology is currently pending.

The Coroner’s Office is continuing to work collaboratively with the Antioch PD during this investigation.

Crystal Lake Man Found Lying on Grass Identifed

McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Michael Rein, announced that his office was contacted on July 18, 2021 regarding a subject lying face down in a grassy area near the intersection of N. Oak St. and Shipland Dr. in Crystal Lake.

Local police and EMS responded pronouncing the subject deceased at the scene.

The subject was not identified right away because of no ID or cell phone on the decedent.

After further investigation it was determined that the person has been identified as Jeremy Ochal, age 34 of Crystal Lake.

An autopsy was performed today, July 19, 2021.

Toxicology is currently pending.

The Coroner’s Office is continuing to work collaboratively with Crystal Lake PD during this investigation.

Jiffy Lube Death

McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Michael Rein, announced that his office was contacted on July 16, 2021 by McHenry PD to investigate the death of Joseph Majko, age 29, of Crystal Lake.

Mr. Majko was struck by a vehicle at his place of employment, Jiffy Lube on N. Richmond Rd. in McHenry.

He was transported to Northwestern Hospital McHenry where he was pronounced deceased.

An autopsy was performed today, July 19, 2021. Preliminary findings show blunt force trauma as the cause of death. Toxicology is currently pending.

The Coroner’s Office is continuing to work collaboratively with McHenry PD during this investigation.


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