Crash Kills Child on Rakow Rd Between McHenry Ave and Pyott Rd Lake in the Hills

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Police officers from Crystal Lake and Lake in the Hills, and firefighters and paramedics from Crystal Lake responded about 10:06 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022 to a report of a rollover crash at 6900 James R Rakow Road in Lake in the Hills near Crystal Lake.

Police, firefighters and paramedics located a crash involving three vehicles on Rakow Road between McHenry Avenue and Pyott Road.




The three vehicles involved in the crash were a Honda Civic, a Nissan Sentra and a Volkswagen Passat. A juvenile male, found unresponsive, was a front-seat passenger in the Volkswagen. He was transported to Northwestern Huntley Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Initially, a LifeNet helicopter was assigned to prepare for transport, but the helicopter flight was canceled when the juvenile male was pronounced dead.

The identity of the juvenile was not initially released, pending notification of family members.

The driver of the Volkswagen Passat was transported to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. The driver of the Nissan was transported to Northwestern Huntley Hospital. The injuries and conditions of the two drivers transported by paramedics were not disclosed. No information

Rakow Road was closed from about 11:00 p.m. Tuesday to 6:13 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Lake in the Hills Police Department.

Following the on-scene investigation, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Accident Investigation Unit and the Lake in the Hills Police Department are continuing the investigation of the crash.

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