Press Release- Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Hit and Run Crash

9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

A 29-year-old woman from Elgin, Illinois, was killed Saturday evening following an vehicle crash in the 22200 block of River Road of unincorporated Marengo Township.

 Saturday at 10:20 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Marengo Police Department, McHenry County Conservation Police, Boone County Sheriff's Office, and the Marengo Fire Protection District responded to a reported crash involving a 2011 Toyota Camry and a Manco go-kart.

 Preliminary investigation indicates that the Manco go kart driven by the 29-year-old woman, was traveling westbound on River Road. The Toyota, driven by 26-year-old Brett Herold of Marengo, Illinois, was also traveling westbound on River Road when it struck into the back of the Go-kart.  Herold left the scene of the crash and was located after a short period of time and taken into custody. 

 The driver was the only occupant of the Go-kart and was transported by Marengo Rescue to Northwestern Hospital in Woodstock where she was pronounced dead. Herold did not sustain any injuries.  That area of River Road was closed for approximately 6 hours.

The investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office - Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroners' Office.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-762-STOP (7867), The McHenry County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (815) 338-2144, or the tip line email address; 

Arrest:                                                                        Charges:

Brett Herold                                                                Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Class 4)

26-year-old male                                                         Failure to Reduce Speed (Petty)

Marengo, IL                                                                                       

2011 Toyota Camry



The charges against this individual are merely allegations against him.  All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.


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