Spring Grove, Wisconsin men identified as victims of fiery Fox Lake crash

  • Authorities have identified a 60-year-old Spring Grove man and 43-year-old Wisconsin resident as the two people killed Saturday when a pickup truck crashed into a group of motorcycles in Fox Lake. The crash remains under investigation.

    Authorities have identified a 60-year-old Spring Grove man and 43-year-old Wisconsin resident as the two people killed Saturday when a pickup truck crashed into a group of motorcycles in Fox Lake. The crash remains under investigation. Joe Shuman/For The Daily Herald

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/17/2016 2:31 PM

A 60-year-old Spring Grove man and 43-year-old Wisconsin man were identified Sunday as the two people killed in a fiery crash involving a pickup truck and three motorcycles Saturday afternoon in Fox Lake.

Matthew Stautz of Rothschild, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead Saturday at Centegra McHenry Medical Center after the crash in the 6800 block of State Park Road, according to a statement from the McHenry County Coroner's office.

 

The statement says Stautz was driving a motorcycle north on State Park Road at about 3 p.m. when he was struck by a pickup truck that had veered into him and other motorcyclists.

The truck burst into flames after the collision, killing the driver, who has been identified as Charles Kleffner of Spring Grove, Lake County Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo said.

An autopsy for Kleffner is scheduled to be performed Monday morning, Portillo said. The McHenry County coroner's office will conduct an autopsy for Stautz on Tuesday.

Authorities said five other motorcyclists were hospitalized after the crash, some in critical condition.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

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