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Police say Harvard man fell before being fatally struck by car

The crash happened near Front Street and Division Street in Harvard | Photo by Google Maps

Authorities said that a 69-year-old Harvard man who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Harvard Thursday evening may have fallen into the roadway just prior to being hit.

The Harvard Police Department and Harvard Fire/Rescue was called at 9:41 p.m. to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Division Street and Front Street.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office said that emergency crews found Ronald L. Jacobs Sr., 69, of Harvard, struck by a vehicle. Jacobs was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:11 p.m.

The Harvard Police Department said that Jacobs was in the roadway when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Harvard Police Chief Mark Krause told the Northwest Herald that Jacobs was crossing the bridge when he may have fallen off the curb right before he was struck by the vehicle.

An autopsy performed on Jacobs on Friday showed that he died from blunt trauma to the chest, McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski said. Toxicology results are pending.

The crash remains under investigation by the Harvard Police Department, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Accident Investigation Unit and McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
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