May 24, 2024

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Serious Injury Traffic Crash

A 29-year-old Marengo woman was injured following a two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 176 at Union Road in unincorporated Union. 

On Thursday May 23, 2024, at 10:13 a.m., members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Marengo Fire & Rescue, Union Fire Protection District and LifeNet responded to a crash involving two vehicles which resulted in injuries to one driver.   

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2021 Dodge Durango was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 176. A 2001 International Dump Truck was traveling northbound on Union Road. The International failed to stop for the posted stop sign at the intersection of Route 176 and struck the Dodge on the driver side of the vehicle. The vehicles exited the roadway to the northwest, coming to rest in an upright position. There are no traffic controls on Route 176 at this intersection.  

The driver of the Durango was flown by LifeNet from the scene to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and is listed in stable condition. The driver of the International, a 41-year-old Mundelein man, refused medical treatment on scene and appeared to be uninjured.    

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and alcohol is not believed to be a factor of the crash.  

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