Excerpts from the nwherald.com:

The Harvard Fire Protection District and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call around 1:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 4400 block of Pagles Road. The report came in as a snowmobile crash with an unresponsive victim. It was snowing heavily at the time of the incident.

The victim, identified as 32-year-old Brandon Shields of Harvard, was killed in the crash. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to determine the cause of death. He was wearing a helmet.

A second snowmobiler at the scene took a group of paramedics to the crash site, which was several hundred feet off the roadway. The victim’s snowmobile had struck a tree.