Fatal Vehicle Accident Near Marengo, Illinois

Fatal Vehicle Accident In Unincorporated McHenry County

There was a fatal single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning (March 30, 2014) in unincorporated McHenry County near Marengo, Illinois.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, this accident happened when a pickup truck crashed in the 800 block of Menge Road at approximately 3:40 a.m.  The accident happened after the pickup truck left the roadway, went into a ditch, and rolled over after going into the air.  The cause of the vehicle leaving the roadway is under investigation.

During the course of the accident the driver was ejected from the vehicle and died.

The driver of the pickup truck was identfied as Quinn G. Gieseke, 31, of Woodstock.

The Marengo Fire and Rescue squad assisted at the accident scene.

The accident is being investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Accident Investigation Unit.

Various Sources And Updates For This McHenry County Vehicle Accident

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 31, 2014 TribLocal McHenry article titled “Man killed in McHenry County crash” as well as the March 30 Northwest Herald article titled “Woodstock man dies in Marengo crash.”

Truck And SUV Collide In Huntley, Illinois

Crash Involving Semi And SUV In McHenry County, Illinois

There was a collision this morning (March 12, 2014) in Huntley involving a 2008 Ford Expedition SUV and a semi truck.

According to the Huntley Police Department, this crash happened at approximately 10:20 a.m., at the intersection of Route 47 and Kreutzer Road.

An excerpt concerning this crash, from the March 12, 2014 Northwest Herald article titled “Flight for Life called after Huntley crash” :

About 10:20 a.m a semi truck driven by a 44-year-old man from Sebastian, Texas was going south on Route 47 when it jackknifed and collided with the 2008 Ford Expedition driven by the Marengo woman who was going east on Kreutzer Road.

During the collision, both vehicles sustained substantial damage.  The woman driver of the SUV, identified only as a 40-year-old woman from Marengo, was taken via helicopter (Flight for Life) Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

The driver of the truck was also hospitalized.

Various Sources And Updates For This McHenry County Truck Accident

Additional details and possible updates concerning this McHenry County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Northwest Herald article mentioned above, as well as the March 12 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Woman airlifted to hospital after Huntley crash.”

Three-Vehicle Accident Injures Woodstock Police Officer

Crash In Woodstock

There was a three-vehicle accident in Woodstock, Illinois on Monday night (March 3, 2014) that injured a Woodstock Police Officer.

According to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 6:24 p.m. at the intersection of Route 14 and Dean Street in Woodstock.

According to preliminary details, a crash occurred when a Toyota Prius heading westbound on Route 14 attempted to turn left.  In doing so, it collided with the Woodstock Police car, which was traveling eastbound on Route 14.  In turn, the police car hit another vehicle, a Volkswagen, in the intersection.

The Woodstock Police Officer, identified as Eric Schmidtke, had to be extricated from his car, and he was first taken to Woodstock Hospital, and then flown to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford.

The driver of the Prius, a 15-year-old, as well as an adult passenger, where both taken to Woodstock Hospital.

The driver of the Volkswagen was not injured during the accident.

An excerpt from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office news release of March 4, 2014, titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigates A Three Vehicle Traffic Crash” :

Alcohol was not suspected as playing a role in the crash.  The juvenile driver of the Toyota Prius was cited for Failure to Yield when Turning Left.  The traffic crash is under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit.

Various Sources And Updates For This McHenry County Crash

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office news release seen above, as well as the March 4 TribLocal McHenry article titled “Woodstock officer hurt in traffic accident.”