Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash In McHenry County
There was a fatal multi-vehicle collision Wednesday morning (November 16, 2016) in unincorporated Woodstock. The crash happened on Route 176 and involved two cars and a semi truck.
According to preliminary crash investigation results provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at about 6:52 a.m., as a eastbound 2008 Pontiac Vibe “rear-ended” a 2013 Dodge Dart that was waiting to make a turn onto northbound Franklinville Road. That collision forced the Dart into the westbound lane of Route 176, where the Dart was struck by a westbound Peterbilt semi dump truck. In this second collision, the semi truck rolled over and struck trees on the side of the road.
The truck driver, identified as a 55-year-old man from Crystal Lake, was declared dead at the accident scene by the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
The drivers of the Pontiac Vibe (a 28-year-old man from Woodstock) and Dodge Dart (a 29-year-old female from Marengo) were both taken to hospitals for evaluation. At the time of the accident, both of these drivers were wearing seat belts and both vehicles had their airbags deploy.
An excerpt from the November 16, 2016 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office release titled “Three Vehicle Crash Results In Fatality In Unincorporated Woodstock“:
Members of Marengo Fire Rescue, Union Fire, Woodstock Fire Protection District, McHenry County Conservation Police, Illinois State Police – Commercial Motor Vehicle Section, Union Police, Illinois Department of Transportation and McHenry County Department of Transportation responded and assisted at the scene. The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigations Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.
Additional Details Regarding This Fatal McHenry County Crash
Additional details and possible updates concerning this crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office media release mentioned above, as well as the November 17 Northwest Herald article titled “Crystal Lake man killed in Woodstock crash, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office says.”