News - McHenry County

Man, 80, killed by car while walking his dog in Algonquin

An 80-year-old Carpentersville man walking his dog was killed Thursday evening when a vehicle driven by a Lake in the Hills man struck him, Algonquin police said.

The pedestrian killed was identified Friday afternoon as Henry Schupbach, McHenry County Coroner Michael Rein said in a news release.

The Algonquin Police Department responded at 8:07 p.m. Thursday to Route 62, east of Compton Drive, according to a department news release.

Witnesses told police that the pedestrian and the dog were walking south across the eastbound lanes of Route 62 when the vehicle struck him, police said. Eastbound vehicles had a green light at the time, witnesses reported.

The pedestrian was wearing non-contrasting dark clothing and was not in a crosswalk, police said in the release.

He was taken to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital where he died, according to the police department’s release. The vehicle’s driver was not injured.

An autopsy was performed Friday, according to the coroner’s release. Preliminary findings are blunt-force trauma, and toxicology was currently pending.

Both lanes of Route 62 from Compton Drive to Route 25 were closed for about three hours, police said.

The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team assisted in the investigation. The crash remains under investigation by the Algonquin Police Department.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Algonquin Police Department at 847-658-4531.

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