$1 million bond for Cary man after fatal accident

  • Caleb R. Rohrbach, 18, of Cary.

    Caleb R. Rohrbach, 18, of Cary.

By Timothy Edmonds
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 9/3/2019 6:53 PM

A Cary man faces a $1 million bond after his involvement in a Route 12 crash that left a 16-year-old from McHenry dead and injured three others, Michael G. Nerheim of the Lake County state's attorney's office said in a news release.

The driver, Caleb R. Rohrbach, 18, turned himself in to authorities at noon Tuesday after a $1 million arrest warrant was issued on Aug. 28. He appeared in bond court Tuesday.


The driver killed in the incident was 16-year-old Danielle Thomas of McHenry. She was driving north on Route 12 near Case Road in Wauconda at about 10:15 p.m. March 15 when a vehicle driven by Rohrbach crossed over a grassy median into oncoming traffic and impacted Thomas' car at 70 miles per hour.

Three others in Thomas' vehicle were hurt in the crash, with two suffering major injuries that were treated at local hospitals.

Rohrbach is due back in court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9.

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