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28-year-old man killed in Richmond crash

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A 28-year-old man was killed in a crash early Friday in the northwest suburbs.

Ernesto R. Silva was driving east on Route 12, east of Kuhn Road in unincorporated Richmond about 5:45 a.m. when his car drifted into the westbound lane and struck a 2011 Toyota RAV4 and a 2016 GMC Arcadia, according to the McHenry County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices. His car spun out and stopped against a guardrail.

Silva, a Wonder Lake resident, was extricated from the car and pronounced dead at 6:01 a.m., according to the coroner’s office. An autopsy Friday found he died of injuries to the spine and aorta.

The 74-year-old woman driving the Toyota and 47-year-old man driving the GMC were taken in good condition to Centegra Hospital–McHenry, the sheriff’s office said. They were the only occupants in their vehicles.

The sheriff’s police Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.