Dejan Kuljanin, 21, of Rockford.

The coroner has identified a 21-year-old man, who was in college on a full-ride scholarship, who was killed by an alleged drunk and drugged driver who crashed head-on into his car near Harvard.

McHenry County Coroner Dr. Michael Rein told Lake and McHenry County Scanner on Friday that an autopsy performed on Dejan Kuljanin, 21, of Rockford, showed he died from blunt force trauma as a result of a vehicle crash.

The Harvard Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:52 a.m. on October 1 to Route 173 west of Flat Iron Road in unincorporated Harvard for a three-vehicle crash with injuries.

A preliminary investigation showed a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Max P. McNamara, 31, of Lakemoor, was traveling eastbound on Route 173, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Chevrolet crossed into the westbound lane of travel and collided with the left front of a 2017 Lincoln MKX.

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The Lincoln drove off of the roadway to the south following the impact.

The Chevrolet continued traveling eastbound and collided head-on with a 2015 Ford Taurus that was traveling westbound, the sheriff’s office said.

Two Mercyhealth REACT medical helicopters were called and landed at the scene.

McNamara was transported by helicopter to Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital – Riverside in Rockford in serious condition.

Sheriff’s officials said the driver of the Ford, Kuljanin, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Lincoln, a 28-year-old Rockford woman, along with the passenger, a 34-year-old Rockford woman, were treated at the scene and released.

The Harvard Police Department, Capron Rescue Squad, Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts and Mercyhealth MD-1 assisted at the scene.

McNamara was charged with driving under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs, a Class A misdemeanor. Additional charges are expected.

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An obituary for Kuljanin said he was a fourth-year student at Rockford University studying elementary education on a full-ride scholarship.

He was enrolled in their Master’s program and planned to become a teacher in the Rockford Public School District.

The obituary said Kuljanin had a passion for helping children and the elderly.

Kuljanin planned on enrolling in nursing school and had plans to teach and work as a nurse.

“In Dejan’s young life, he had accomplished so much… Dejan was the epitome of what any good person strives to become. Many friends and family leaned on him for advice, support, and encouragement,” the family said in the obituary.

“Dejan’s young, kind, and generous heart will be sorely missed by numerous other relatives and dear friends in the USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and worldwide,” the obituary said.

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The crash investigation remains ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.