McHenry man killed, three others injured in Wauconda Township crash involving dump truck

Car pulled out in front of dump truck, sheriff’s office reports

A 59-year-old McHenry man was killed in a crash involving a dump truck about 8 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Wilson Road and Route 60 in Wauconda Township.

Three others were injured, according to a Lake County Sheriff’s Office news release.

A preliminary investigation showed that a 2018 Chevrolet Trax driven by a 24-year-old Ingleside man was traveling south on Wilson Road approaching Route 60 and did not stop at a stop sign, according to the release. The vehicle pulled into the path of a westbound Peterbilt semitruck pulling a dumping trailer.

The McHenry man, who was not identified in the release, was driving a Ram ProMaster Van east, and his vehicle was struck by the Peterbilt after the Peterbilt hit the Chevrolet, according to the release. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. A 31-year-old male passenger in the McHenry man’s vehicle from Kenosha, Wisconsin, also was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The driver of the Peterbilt, a 50-year old Berwyn man, also was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy on the driver of the Ram is being scheduled.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry covers local government, business, K-12 education and all other aspects of life in McHenry County, in particular in the communities of Woodstock, McHenry, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake and Johnsburg.