Authorities identify 82-year-old man killed in Volo crash

Updated 12/26/2019 5:55 PM

The 82-year-old Lake Zurich man who died Monday night in a three-vehicle crash in Volo has been identified as Leroy Radtke, authorities said Thursday.

Radtke died from multiple blunt-force injuries sustained in the crash, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper.


"We have been in close contact with Mr. Radtke's family and our deepest condolences go out to them during this difficult time," Cooper said. "This is truly a tragedy."

According to Lake County sheriff's police, Radtke was driving south on Route 12 in a 1995 Mazda convertible when his car crossed into the northbound lanes near Volo Village Road.

The Mazda struck a northbound 2005 Toyota sedan driven by a 20-year-old Lake in the Hills man, whose car was pushed into the path of a southbound 2008 Subaru SUV driven by a 27-year-old McHenry man. The Subaru struck the Toyota.

Radtke was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cooper's office performed the autopsy Thursday afternoon. Cooper said toxicology test results are pending.

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The 20-year-old driver of the Toyota was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center with serious injuries. He was hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday but is expected to recover, authorities said.

The driver of the Subaru was not injured, according to police.

Sgt. Christopher Covelli, a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff's Office, said investigators had no major updates to report Thursday.

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