Fatal Fox Lake Motorcycle-Car Collision

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon (August 22, 2017) in Fox Lake.

According to information provided by Fox Lake Police, the accident occurred as a motorcycle attempted to pass another car on State Park Road.

An excerpt regarding the crash, as seen in the August 23, 2017 Lake County News-Sun article (with crash scene photos) titled “Motorcyclist in Fox Lake crash identified,” referring to the motorcyclist, Samual J. Wiesbrock, 26, of Spring Grove:

Fox Lake police said Wiesbrock was riding a Yamaha motorcycle around 4:30 p.m. north on State Park Road, but he went into the southbound lane passing other vehicles. A Chevrolet passenger vehicle was going north too when it made a left turn onto Kohl Avenue and the motorcycle hit the driver’s side of the sedan, police said.

Weisbrock was taken to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died there.

An excerpt regarding the accident injuries, including head injuries, as seen in the August 24 Northwest Herald article titled “Coroner IDs motorcyclist killed in Fox Lake crash as Spring Grove man“:

An autopsy performed Wednesday found Samual J. Wiesbrock died from blunt trauma to the head despite wearing a helmet, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said in a news release. Toxicology testing is pending.

The accident remains under investigation, and the Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County is assisting in the accident investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, the Northwest Herald mentioned above, and the August 22 Daily Herald article titled “Man in life-threatening condition after Fox Lake motorcycle crash.”


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