Press Release- Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Crash

1/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

A 27-year-old Rockford woman was killed and a 24-year-old Marengo man injured in a two-vehicle traffic crash in unincorporated Union Wednesday evening.

 At 9:39 p.m., on January 17th, 2018, members of the Marengo and Union Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a crash in the 17000 block of US Route 176.

 The preliminary investigation indicated that a 2005 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Route 176 veered for unknown reasons into the oncoming lane of traffic, where it collided with an eastbound 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

 The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was transported by Marengo Rescue to Centegra Huntley Hospital.  He was later transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he remains in critical but stable condition. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.  It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were factors in the traffic crash. Cell phone use is suspected as a contributing factor in the crash. 

 The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner's Office.


2005 Honda Civic                                         2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Female, 27                                                       Male, 24

Rockford, IL                                                   Marengo, IL






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