Crystal Lake man killed when motorcycle strikes oncoming car

SHARE Crystal Lake man killed when motorcycle strikes oncoming car

(WOODSTOCK) A northwest suburban man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle struck an oncoming car near Woodstock.

Barry T. Rataiczyk, 44, of Crystal Lake was riding south on Doty Road near Woodstock about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when his bike struck an oncoming car in the opposite lane, according to the McHenry County coroner’s office.

Rataiczyk was taken to Centegra Woodstock Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 7:15 p.m., a statement from the coroner’s office said.

An autopsy on Wednesday found that he died of multiple blunt force injuries to his head and chest, according to the coroner’s office.

The results of toxicology tests are pending.

The McHenry County sheriff’s accident investigation unit and the coroner’s office are investigating.

The Latest
David C. Abarca, 22, pointed a fully automatic pistol with a laser sight at the officer on the inbound lanes near Ashland Avenue and gunfire was exchanged, according to a police report.
Beyond his books, the handsome, white-haired McCullough may have had the most recognizable presence of any historian, his fatherly baritone known to fans of PBS’s “The American Experience” and Ken Burns’ epic “Civil War” documentary
Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as “Anaconda,” “Chun-Li” and “Hot Girl Summer,” will get the award and perform at the ceremony on Aug. 28.
That victory for privacy, freedom and bodily autonomy was driven by huge voter turnout and the organizers who worked to achieve it.
Her car jumped a curb shortly after midnight in the 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue, police said.