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Man in wheelchair fatally struck by vehicle in unincorporated McHenry

(SUN-TIMES) — A man in a wheelchair was fatally struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon in unincorporated northwest suburban McHenry.

The 2016 Subaru Forester was heading east in the 700 block of Ringwood Road at 1:24 p.m. when it struck the motorized wheelchair, according to the McHenry County sheriff’s office.

The 62-year-old man in the wheelchair was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff’s office. His name has not yet been released.

The driver of the Subaru, a 65-year-old man, was taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry with minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

Both the man in the wheelchair and the driver of the Subaru were wearing their seat belts, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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