Fatal Head-On Crash In McHenry County, Illinois

Fatal Vehicle Collision In McHenry County

There was a fatal vehicle collision in McHenry County on Monday, August 25, 2014.  This was a “head-on collision” involving a car and school bus.

The crash happened at 6:44 a.m. on the 17200 block of East Coral Road in unincorporated Coral Township, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s office.  Responders included members of the Marengo Rescue Squad; Union Fire Protection District; Illinois State Police; McHenry County Coroner’s Office; Coral Township Highway Department; and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened when a car traveling eastbound on East Coral Road crossed into the westbound lane, and in doing so struck a school bus.

According to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, the driver of the car, identified as Evan C. Peterson, 24, of Union, was declared dead at the accident scene.

The driver of the school bus, identified as being 66 years old, was taken to Woodstock Centegra Hospital with minor injuries and then released.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 25, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Union man killed in head-on crash in McHenry County” as well as the August 25 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office article titled “Press Release – Fatal Car Versus School Bus Crash.”