The coroner has identified a 29-year-old employee who was killed after an elderly woman ran him over with her vehicle at the Jiffy Lube in McHenry on Friday.
An autopsy showed Joseph Majko, 29, of Crystal Lake, died as a result of blunt force trauma, according to McHenry County Coroner Dr. Michael Rein.
The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 12:11 p.m. Friday to Jiffy Lube, 1807 North Richmond Road in McHenry, for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
McHenry Police Department Public Affairs Officer Michael Spohn said a beige 2004 Jeep Liberty was exiting the vehicle service bay.
The Jeep, driven by a 91-year-old woman, accelerated and struck Majko, who was working at the business, Spohn said.
Majko was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry where he later died from his injuries.
The 91-year-old driver of the Jeep, identified as Susan Weisenberger, did not report any injuries at the scene and was released pending the investigation, Spohn said. The Jeep had no passengers.
The McHenry County Regional Crash Assistance Team responded to the crash scene.
The team consists of officers from the McHenry Police Department, Woodstock Police Department, Spring Grove Police Department, Harvard Police Department, Cary Police Department and the Johnsburg Police Department.
The southbound lanes of Richmond Road at McCullom Lake Road were closed while investigators worked at the scene.
The crash is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division of the McHenry Police Department at 815-363-2599.
Those wishing to pass along anonymous information are encouraged to call the McHenry Police Department’s tip line at 815-363-2124. All calls made to the tip line are anonymous as Caller ID is not used.