May 15, 2024

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Serious Injury Traffic Crash

A 22-year-old Woodstock woman and a 29-year-old Woodstock woman were injured following a single vehicle crash on Dean Street, near the intersection of Gayle Drive, in unincorporated Woodstock. 

On Wednesday May 15, 2024, at 10:45 a.m., members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Lakewood Police Department, Woodstock Fire Department, and Woodstock Police Department responded to a crash involving one vehicle which resulted in injuries to the driver and passenger of the vehicle.   

Preliminary investigation indicates that the 2003 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on Dean Street. North of the intersection with Gayle Drive, the Corolla exited the left side of the roadway and re-entered the roadway crossing over into the northbound lane of travel. The Corolla exited the roadway to the west and crossed over Gayle Drive as it continued southbound. The Corolla entered a yard at the southwest corner of the intersection, rolled over, struck a tree. and came to rest on its top. 

The passenger was ejected, and the driver had to be extricated from the Corolla. The driver was flown by LifeNet from the scene to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and is listed in serious condition. The passenger was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley and later flown by REACT to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She is listed in critical condition.   

The driver was wearing her seatbelt and the passenger was not. Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.  

The investigation is ongoing and is being investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit.