CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was killed when his snowmobile crashed into a tree early Wednesday morning in unincorporated McHenry County near Harvard.
Three people were riding snowmobiles in a field east of Pagles Road in unincorporated McHenry County around 1 a.m., when one of them hit a tree, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Black Ice, Frostbite Risk As Wind Chills Drop Below Zero Tuesday
The other two riders did not see the crash, but found the rider, a man who was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:19 a.m., officials said. He had suffered a severe chest injury and a shattered right leg.READ MORE: 81-Year-Old Woman Dies After Avalon Park House Fire
The McHenry County Coroner’s office identified the victim as 32-year-old Brandon Shields, of Harvard. Officials said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Dangerously Cold Temperatures Tuesday; Wind Chills Below Zero
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police were investigating the cause of the crash.