Fatal Car Accident In Wauconda Illinois Kills One Man, Injures Two Others

A man, 47, whose name is being withheld, will at minimum be charged with reckless homicide and most likely additional charges Tuesday morning, according to police.

He remains in custody after being involved in an accident in Wauconda, Illinois Sunday night at around 5:07 p.m. in which a motorcyclist was killed.  Additionally, a car was struck as well.

Wauconda Detective Dustin Buffington said of the driver, “He was taken directly to the hospital where there was a blood draw.”

Buffington said the man’’s blood-alcohol level tested at 0.28, which is over three times the legal limit.

The motorcyclist killed was Gregory Homola, 55, of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  He was pronounced dead shortly after colliding with the side of the Ford Explorer which had pulled out of a parking lot on Route 176 just west of Anderson Road.

Witnesses said the as-yet unidentified driver of the Ford pulled straight out of the lot without yielding to traffic. After being struck by the eastbound motorcycle, the Ford continued traveling and struck a Hyundai in the westbound lanes of Route 176.

The two people inside the Hyundai were also injured in the crash,  and were treated at Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.  Their conditions were not unknown as of Monday.

Additional details can be found in the July 25 Daily Herald story titled “Charges expected after fatal Wauconda crash.”