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Man killed after car drives off roadway, slams into pole in Crystal Lake

One person was killed after a single-vehicle crash near Route 31 and Ray Street in Crystal Lake on Monday. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

An adult male was killed when his car drove off the roadway and struck a pole in Crystal Lake Monday morning, police said.

The Crystal Lake Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire and Rescue Department responded around 7:24 a.m. Monday to Route 31 and Ray Street for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Officers located a silver 2009 Pontiac Vibe off the roadway with heavy damage.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Thomas Kotlowski said that the investigation revealed the Pontiac was traveling southbound on Route 31.

The vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck an electrical pole. The adult male driver of the Pontiac was pronounced dead at the scene, Kotlowski said.

One person was killed after a single-vehicle crash near Route 31 and Ray Street in Crystal Lake on Monday. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

No one else was inside the Pontiac besides the driver and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

A portion of Route 31 was shut down for a brief period while emergency crews worked on the scene. The roadway has since been reopened.

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The incident remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Accident Investigation Team and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone who has information relating to the crash is asked to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.

Anonymous tips can also be sent to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411).