The coroner has identified a 41-year-old father of three who died after he was ejected from his motorcycle when another vehicle struck it on Route 47 near Huntley Saturday morning.
An autopsy performed on Daniel Ordoqui, 41, of Elgin, showed he died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to McHenry County Coroner Dr. Michael Rein.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Huntley Fire Protection District responded around 9:30 a.m. Saturday to Route 47 and Conley Road in unincorporated Huntley.
The sheriff’s office said the crash involved two cars and a motorcycle at the intersection.
The Lakewood Police Department, Huntley Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department also responded to assist.
A preliminary investigation showed that a 2008 Mini Cooper S, driven by a 17-year-old, was stopped southbound on Route 47.
The Mini Cooper was waiting to turn eastbound onto Conley Road.
A 2015 Subaru Forester, driven by a 71-year-old Woodstock man, was also traveling southbound but failed to stop and crashed into the rear of the Mini Cooper.
The impact resulted in the Mini Cooper spinning into a 1997 Kawasaki VN800, which was traveling northbound on Route 47.
The rider of the motorcycle, identified as Ordoqui, was thrown from his motorcycle.
The drivers of both cars and the rider of the motorcycle were all transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley.
A LifeNet medical helicopter was requested and landed to meet the ambulance at the hospital.
Ordoqui was too critically injured and the helicopter was canceled. The man was transported into the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The drivers of the two cars sustained minor injuries.
An obituary for Ordoqui said loved his three daughters and was passionately working on his thriving business building custom wood and epoxy furniture and installations.
“The legacy he leaves behind, is more than the things he did or created- it was the love he brought to every encounter. His generosity knew no bounds. Daniel had an ever burning passion for anything adventure including: Motor-biking, hiking new locations, snowmobiling and four-wheeling,” the obituary said.
“Found in soft spirit, he was wrapped in humility and graciousness. Dan simply found the joy and every possible fun avenue in everyday life,” the obituary added.
The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.