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updated: 7/12/2012 4:54 PM

Coroner's office can't explain why Crystal Lake teen drowned

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  • Connor Priesz, 18, of Crystal Lake died Wednesday morning, two days after friends pulled his body from the Fox River. The coroner's office ruled his death a drowning.

      Connor Priesz, 18, of Crystal Lake died Wednesday morning, two days after friends pulled his body from the Fox River. The coroner's office ruled his death a drowning.
    Photo courtesy of the Priesz family

 
 

An official with the mchenry county coroner's office said thursday that it cannot prove whether a teenager had a seizure before he drowned in a portion of the fox river near crystal lake. "whatever caused him to go into the water might be unexplainable, but his cause of death will definitely be as a result of a drowning," deputy coroner curt bradshaw said.

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