A two-vehicle crash at Route 176 and Franklinville Road in Seneca Township near Marengo left one person dead and two others injured on July 30, 2022. | Photo: MFRD

The coroner’s office has released the identity of a 56-year-old Wisconsin man who was killed after a car turned in front of his motorcycle, causing a crash near Marengo.

The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts, Woodstock Fire Rescue District, Union Fire Protection District, McHenry County Conservation Police Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:10 p.m. on July 30 to Route 176 and Franklinville Road in unincorporated Marengo.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that the incident involved a 2007 BMW 328i and a 2005 Ultra Classic Harley Davidson CVO motorcycle.

A preliminary investigation shows the BMW was traveling eastbound on Route 176 at Franklinville Road.

The BMW, driven by a 21-year-old Palatine woman, attempted to turn left onto northbound Franklinville Road, the sheriff’s office said.

The Harley Davidson, driven by a 56-year-old Walworth, Wisconsin man, was traveling westbound and collided with the BMW.

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McHenry County Chief Deputy Coroner Olivia Zednick said Monday that the man was identified as Trevor Bauman Jr.

Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts Communications Specialist Alex Vucha said a medical helicopter was initially requested to the scene, however, it was later canceled.

Bauman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people who were in the BMW were evaluated and transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley, Vucha said.

Those two occupants suffered minor, non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released.

Sheriff’s deputies shut down Route 176 between Peterson Olson Road and McCue Road for several hours while a crash investigation was conducted.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

The investigation is ongoing and being investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit.

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