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Algonquin Man Dead After Hit-and-Run Near Cary

Collision between a car and pedestrian kills 22-year-old John D. Fennessy. Authorities are seeking the public's help in finding the driver of the car.

 

A 22-year-old Algonquin man is dead after he was struck by a car Monday morning while he was walking along East Main Street near Cary.

John D. Fennessy, of 609 S. Hubbard Street, was pronounced dead at the scene by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said that Fennessy was walking at about 3:29 a.m. Oct. 1, in the 600 block of East Main Street, west of Newbold Road, in unincorporated Algonquin Township.

A car traveling eastbound on East Main Street struck Fennessy while he was walking in the roadway, and the car fled the scene, Nygren said.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance with locating the offending driver/ vehicle, or anyone who may have witnessed the crash. The car has missing pieces to the headlight, Nygren said.

The traffic crash is under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit. Anyone having information regarding the investigation is asked to call the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at 815-338-2144, or Crime Stoppers at 800-762-STOP (7867).

The Cary Fire Protection District, Cary Police Department, and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. 

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