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Man killed in motorcycle crash in Crystal Lake

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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Sunday night in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.

Officers responded about 8:50 p.m. after a blue Ford Expedition that had been traveling south on Virginia Road attempted to turn left onto Rakow Road, but struck a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the intersection, according to Crystal Lake police.

Peter G. O’Grady, the 63-year-old man driving the motorcycle, was taken to Centegra Huntley Medical Center, where he died at 9:59 p.m., according to police and the McHenry County coroner’s office. He lived in Crystal Lake.

An autopsy Tuesday found he died of blunt force injuries to his head and chest, the coroner’s office said.

The teenage boy driving the Expedition and his four passengers were not injured, police said.

The intersection was closed for about two hours while the Crystal Lake Police Department’s Accident Investigation Team investigated the crash.