Wauconda man killed when car goes airborne, lands on roof

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A man was killed when he drove through a stop sign and his car went airborne over a berm and landed on its roof Saturday evening in northwest suburban Harvard.

Matthew D. Grey was driving a 2015 Dodge Dart eastbound on Hunter Road about 7 p.m. Friday, according to the McHenry County coroner’s office.

The 39-year-old Wauconda resident failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of White Oaks Road, according to the McHenry County sheriff’s office.

The car went through the intersection, then over a berm and through a fence west of the intersection, “which resulted in it going airborne and landing on its roof,” a statement from the sheriff’s office said.

Grey, the sole occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was wearing a seat belt and alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor.

An autopsy showed preliminary cause of death was traumatic positional asphyxia, according to the coroner’s office.


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