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McHenry man seriously injured in motorcycle crash identified

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:41 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 9:49 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – Police identified the 46-year-old McHenry man who suffered serious injuries Tuesday evening following an accident with his motorcycle as Keith W. Westerfield.

Westerfield was listed in serious condition at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville as of Tuesday night, McHenry County Sheriff officials said.

He was airlifted to Libertyville from Centegra Hospital – McHenry on Tuesday night after sheriff's deputies and McHenry firefighters responded at 6:42 p.m. to a two-vehicle accident at Ringwood Road and Orchard Way Drive in unincorporated McHenry, Sheriff Deputy Aimee Knop said.

A 25-year-old McHenry man, driving a 2013 Kia Optima south on Ringwood, tried to turn left in front of Westerfield's 2001 Yamaha motorcycle. Westerfield swiped the car's passenger side and was ejected from his motorcycle, Knop said.

The driver of the Kia, identified as Joshua M. Cavins, and a passenger were not injured. Westerfield was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, Knop said.

No citations have been issued in the crash, while the sheriff's office continues its investigation. Police don't yet know whether alcohol or drugs played a factor in the accident, Knop said.

– Stephen Di Benedetto

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