Fatal Two-Car Crash In McHenry County
There was a fatal two-car collision in unincorporated Hebron early Thursday (January 18, 2018) morning. The crash happened in the 9800 block of Route 173 and involved a frontal collision between the two cars.
According to information provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (in a January 18, 2018 media release titled “Sheriff’s Office Investigation Second Fatal Traffic Accident“) first responders began to go to the accident scene at 12:17 a.m.
An excerpt from the media release:
The preliminary investigation indicated that a 2004 Mazda Tribute driven by a 20-year-old Woodstock woman was traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 173. A 2010 Dodge Journey, driven by a 56- year-old Twin Lakes woman, was westbound on U.S. Route 173. For unknown reasons the Mazda traveled into the westbound lane of traffic, where it collided with the Dodge.
A passenger in the front seat of the Mazda was declared dead after being taken to Mercy Hospital in Harvard. The driver of the Mazda, as well as the driver of the Dodge, were both taken to Centegra Hospital in McHenry for treatment of their accident injuries. The injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.
The accident investigation is being conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Collision
Additional details regarding this fatal crash can be seen in the media release mentioned above, as well as the January 18 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woodstock woman killed, 2 others hurt in McHenry County crash.”