Wauconda man, 39, killed in McHenry County crash

Daily Herald report
Updated 9/25/2017 6:18 PM

A 39-year-old Wauconda man died Saturday after the car he was driving went off the road and crashed in a rural area of far northwestern McHenry County.

Matthew D. Grey was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the 6500 block of White Oaks Road in Harvard at 7:42 p.m. Saturday, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said in a news release Monday. An autopsy determined he died as a result of traumatic positional asphyxia.

McHenry County sheriff's police said Grey was behind the wheel of a 2015 Dodge Dart heading east on Hunter Road, west of Harvard, when the crash occurred about 7:05 p.m.

Authorities said the car failed to stop for a stop sign at Hunter and White Oaks roads and struck a berm west of the intersection, causing the vehicle to go airborne, crash through a fence and land on its roof.

Grey was the only occupant of the car, sheriff's police said.

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