The 26-year-old man that died after he crashed his motorcycle in unincorporated Woodstock late Sunday evening has been identified.
The driver of the motorcycle was 26-year-old Anthony R. Para of Hebron, according to McHenry County Coroner Anne L. Majewski.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Woodstock Fire Protection District were called to 2211 Lamb Road in unincorporated Woodstock, Hartland Township, at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday for a crash involving a 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
It was initially reported that a motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed.
According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation indicated that the motorcycle was traveling northbound on Lamb Road when it exited the roadway to the east, hitting a mailbox and several large landscaping rocks.
The motorcycle rolled over ejecting and killing the driver. Para was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:54 p.m..
An autopsy Monday revealed that he died from blunt force injuries to the head and cervical spine, McHenry County Coroner Anne L. Majewski said in a statement.
Officials said that there were no other passengers on the motorcycle and no other vehicles were involved in the incident. The driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The road was closed for several hours after the crash.
The initial investigation indicates that alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash, police said.
The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroners Office.