On July 2 a motorcyclist died in the Crystal Lake area after crashing his motorcycle. Trent David Steckel, 24, was riding his 2005 Honda VTX 1300C motorcycle shortly after 1:00AM.
According to a press release by the McHenry County Sheriff's Department, "for unknown reasons the motorcycle exited the roadway to the west, into a ditch causing the driver to lose control of the motorcycle, and to collide with a culvert."
Steckel had been associated with the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and the Lakewood Fire Department. An honors funeral was conducted on July 10th.
According to the office of the McHenry County Coroner, Steckel's BAC was 0.214.