Press Release- Sheriff’s Office Investigating Second Fatal Traffic Accident

1/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

A 44-year-old Woodstock woman was killed and two other persons hospitalized following a two-vehicle traffic accident in unincorporated Hebron in the very early hours of Thursday, the second fatal crash in McHenry County within a three-hour period.

 At 12:17 a.m., police and fire units responded to the scene of the crash in the 9800 block of U.S. Route 173 in unincorporated Hebron Township.  Rescue units represented included Hebron Alden Greenwood Township Fire Protection District; Wonder Lake Fire Protection District; Richmond Fire Protection District; Spring Grove Fire Protection District; Mercy MD1; and Flight for Life. 

 The preliminary investigation indicated that a 2004 Mazda Tribute driven by a 20-year-old Woodstock woman was traveling westbound on U.S. Route 173.  A 2010 Dodge Journey, driven by a 56- year-old Twin Lakes woman, was eastbound on U.S. Route 173.  For unknown reasons the Mazda traveled into the eastbound lane of traffic, where it collided with the Dodge. 

The front seat passenger of the Mazda was transported to Mercy Hospital in Harvard where she was pronounced dead.  The drivers of both vehicles were transported by ambulance to Centegra Hospitals in McHenry, where they remain in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

 Airbags deployed in both vehicles. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash.  The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff's Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner's Office.

2004 Mazda Tribute                                                 2010 Dodge Journey

Female, 20                                                                   Female, 56

Female, 44                                                                   Twin Lakes, WI

Woodstock, IL                                                           








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