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Man Dies After Falling Off Golf Cart In McHenry County

A 20-year-old man died Sunday afternoon, after he fell off a golf cart in far north suburban McHenry County.

Police said Stephen Canfield, of Harvard, was riding on the back of a golf cart headed south on Johnson Road, just north of Illinois Route 173 in unincorporated McHenry County near Hebron, when he fell off the cart. Three other men – all 20 or 21 years old – were on the cart at the time, but they were not injured.

The golf cart did not have any seat belts, and no one on board was wearing a helmet.

Canfield was taken to Centegra Woodstock Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said alcohol use was suspected as a factor in the accident, but no charges had been filed as of Monday morning.

McHenry County Sheriff's police were investigating.

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