An Algonquin man involved in a two-vehicle accident near Huntley Thursday died of the injuries he sustained in the crash, authorities said Friday.
Gerhard Von Dahlen, 84, of the 1300 block of North Harrison Street, was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m. Thursday at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, according to the Kane County Coroner's Office. His autopsy was scheduled Friday and a preliminary cause of death was not available, chief deputy coroner Loren Carrera said.
Police say Von Dahlen's sport utility vehicle hit another vehicle in unincorporated Coral Township Thursday morning before the SUV rolled over and hit a tree.
According to the preliminary investigation, Von Dahlen was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee east on Marengo Road, when he rear-ended a Dodge Ram 3500, which was turning east onto the same street from southbound Diekman Road, police said.
The Jeep rolled over several times and Von Dahlen, who police said was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. The Jeep subsequently struck a tree. Air bags were not deployed from either vehicle, police said.
A helicopter summoned to take Von Dahlen to the hospital couldn't get to the scene due to the heavy storms, police said. Fire personnel from the Huntley Fire Protection District ended up driving him to the hospital.
The 70-year-old Huntley man driving the Dodge was not injured.
Alcohol was not suspected as playing a role in the crash, and toxicology results for both drivers are pending.