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Arrest made, victim identified, in fatal Crystal Lake motorcycle crash

Crystal Lake police have made an arrest in a fatal hit and run crash at the intersection of Virginia Road and Berkshire Drive Tuesday night.

According to interim McHenry County coroner John Miller, George Klinger, 53, of Algonquin, was killed in the crash.

Miller said a cause of death was not yet available. Klinger's autopsy is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Thursday. No other information on Klinger was immediately available.

Evidence recovered at the scene led to the arrest of 53-year-old Crytal Lake woman, Carolyn A. Tyrell, according to a news release the Crystal Lake Police Department sent Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the intersection about 7:37 p.m. for a reported crash with injuries, where responders identified a male and female victim who had been thrown from a motorcycle they were riding, according to a press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department.

The male victim was taken to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital and later died.

The female victim was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious injuries.

A preliminary investigation determined that the motorcycle had been traveling south on Virginia Road when it was struck at the Berkshire Drive intersection by a red sedan, which fled the scene traveling west.

Carolyn A. Tyrrell, 53 of Crystal Lake, was arrested around 7:50 p.m. for leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash, a Class 1 felony. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges against Tyrrell are expected.

Crystal Lake's Accident Investigation Team examined the scene and collected evidence while the roadway was closed.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620. Anonymous tips can be texted to the police by texting the word "CLPDTIP" along with the tip information to 847411.

• Reporters Cassie Buchman and Drew Zimmerman contributed to this report.

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