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Vernon Hills man killed in vehicle crash near Richmond

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A 77-year-old Vernon Hills man died and a 32-year-old Woodstock man was injured in a two-vehicle crash near Richmond Wednesday morning.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Fire Protection District and Wonder Lake Fire Protection District were called at 7 a.m. to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at Tryon Grove Road and Keystone Road in unincorporated Richmond.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by a 32-year-old Woodstock man, was traveling eastbound on Tryon Grove Road west of Keystone Road.

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A 2007 Toyota Prius, driven by  Eduard Modilevsky, 77, of Vernon Hills, was traveling northbound on Keystone Road approaching Tryon Grove Road. The Prius stopped at the stop sign but then for unknown reasons pulled out in front of the Suburban, who did not have a stop sign, sheriff’s officials said.

The driver of the Prius was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Suburban was transported by ambulance to Centegra Hospital – McHenry with minor injuries.

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An autopsy performed on Modilevsky revealed that he died from blunt trauma to the chest, the McHenry County Coroner’s Office said.

Airbags deployed in the Prius but not in the Suburban and both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, sheriff’s officials added. The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
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