Authorities have identified an 87-year-old man who was struck and killed by a garbage truck while walking in a Spring Grove neighborhood last week.
A preliminary autopsy showed that Glenn R. Reed, 87, of Spring Grove, died as a result of blunt force trauma, according to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
The Spring Grove Police Department and Spring Grove Fire Protection District responded around 7:28 a.m. Wednesday to Michigan Drive and Huron Drive.
Spring Grove Police Chief Michael Niedzwiecki said officers received a call for a pedestrian struck by a garbage truck.
An initial investigation determined Reed was walking near the pavement edge on Huron Drive when he was struck by the truck, Niedzwiecki said.
A LifeNet medical helicopter was requested to the scene but it was canceled due to Reed’s condition.
An ambulance transported the man by ground to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry where he was pronounced dead.
The Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT), which consists of members from the Cary, Harvard, Johnsburg, McHenry, Spring Grove, and Woodstock police departments, was activated to assist with the crash investigation.
The Illinois State Police also assisted in a portion of the investigation.
Niedzwiecki said no citations have been issued at this time pending the completion of the investigation.