Press Release- Three Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality in unincorporated Woodstock

11/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

A 55-year-old Crystal Lake man was pronounced dead following a crash Wednesday morning when his semi-tractor-trailer over turned and crashed in unincorporated Woodstock. 

A preliminary investigation indicated that around 6:52 a.m. on November 16, 2016, a 2008 Pontiac Vibe was traveling eastbound Route 176 when the vehicle rear-ended a 2013 Dodge Dart.  The 2013 Dodge was traveling eastbound, stopped on Route 176 waiting to turn north onto Franklinville Road.  The collision caused the Dodge to be pushed into the westbound lane of Route 176, where it was then struck by a westbound 1999 Peterbilt semi-tractor-trailer.  The 1999 Peterbilt then rolled over, skidding over the westbound lane and striking several trees on the side of the roadway.


The driver and sole occupant of the Dodge Dart was transported to Centegra Hospital Woodstock for precautionary reasons and has been released.  The driver and sole occupant of the Pontiac was transported to Centegra Hospital Huntley for precautionary reasons and has been released.   Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and the cars had airbag deployment.


The driver and sole occupant of the 1999 Peterbilt was pronounced dead at the scene by the McHenry County Coroner's Office. 


Drivers on Route 176 at Franklinville were detoured for more than 8 hours for the investigation. The 1999 Peterbilt truck-tractor was pulling a dump semi-trailer.  The trailer's load was spilled onto Route 176.


Members of Marengo Fire Rescue, Union Fire, Woodstock Fire Protection District, McHenry County Conservation Police, Illinois State Police - Commercial Motor Vehicle Section, Union Police, Illinois Department of Transportation and McHenry County Department of Transportation responded and assisted at the scene. The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Major Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner's Office.


Driver: 2008 Pontiac Vibe, white

Male, 28 Woodstock


Driver: 2013 Dodge Dart, Black

Female, 29 Marengo


Deceased Driver: 1999 Peterbilt Semi- tractor trailer, white

Male, 55 Crystal Lake



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