Crystal Lake “Wrong-Way” Crash Along Rakow Road

McHenry County Fatal “Wrong-Way” Crash

A Crystal Lake “wrong-way” crash occurred Sunday (August 9, 2020) afternoon. This Crystal Lake “wrong-way” crash led to the death of one driver and injured three other people.

According to Crystal Lake Police, this accident occurred on Rakow Road,  just east of Pyott Road. The accident involved a driver driving in the wrong direction along Rakow Road.

An excerpt from the August 10, 2020 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Wrong-Way Driver Killed In 5-Vehicle Accident, 3 Hospitalized“:

Crystal Lake Police responded to the scene of the accident at 1:51 p.m. where they discovered five vehicles involved in the accident on Rakow Road just east of Pyott Road.

The initial investigation of the accident determined that the driver of a Honda CR-V was traveling west on Rakow Road from Munshaw Lane while driving in the eastbound lane, police said in a news release. The vehicle then struck another Honda CR-V EX as well as another vehicle, both of which were traveling east at the time of the accident.

The vehicle that had been traveling in the wrong lane continued to do so and collided head-on with a Buick Enclave, which caused another collision with a fifth vehicle, a Nissan Versa. Both vehicles were traveling east as well, police said.

The driver who allegedly was driving in the wrong direction was declared dead at the accident scene.

Three other people were injured during this multi-vehicle collision and they were taken to the hospital.

Two other people were treated for injuries at the accident scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional Details Regarding This McHenry County Fatal Collision

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Crystal Lake “wrong-way” crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Many serious accidents have happened in the Chicago area after a driver traveled in the wrong direction. Summaries of many of these accidents can be seen in posts found under the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category.