Press Release- Sheriff’s Office Investigates a Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash

11/25/2019 12:00:00 AM

One person has died and two others suffered serious injuries following a single vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning in the 11100 block of Charles Road in unincorporated Woodstock.


On November 24, 2019 at 2:03 a.m., the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Woodstock Police, Woodstock Fire/Rescue District, and Wonder Lake Fire/Rescue responded to a single vehicle crash involving a 2019 Toyota Camry that had crashed into a utility pole and tree on Charles Road west of Queen Anne Road.


On-scene investigation indicated that the Toyota had been traveling westbound on Charles Road. For unknown reasons the Toyota left the roadway to the north and struck the utility pole, the tree, and rolled onto its side.


The driver of the Toyota, Shawn Brautigam, 32, was flown by Flight For Life helicopter to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville where he remains in critical condition.  One passenger, a 44-year-old Wheaton woman, was also flown by Flight For Life helicopter to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville where she remains in serious condition. Another passenger, a 34-year-old Woodstock man, was ejected from the vehicle and was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Hospital in Woodstock. He was flown by Flight For Life helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford where he was later pronounced deceased.  


Airbags deployed in the vehicle and only Brautigam was wearing a seatbelt.  Brautigam was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and was issued a Notice to Appear.   The investigation continues by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and Winnebago County Coroner's Office.  


2019 Toyota Camry

Driver-Shawn Brautigam, 32                           Passenger-Female, 44              Passenger-Male, 34

Wheaton, IL                                                     Wheaton, IL                             Woodstock, IL



Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol


Court Date:

December 12, 2019 at 1:30pm     

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