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Monday, 25 September 2017 15:09

Multiple injuries in two-car crash in town of Walworth

Written by  CSI Media Staff

TOWN OF WALWORTH--Five people, including two children, were injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 14 and Stateline Road in the town of Walworth Thursday, according to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, although their conditions are not known at this time, according to the release.

The crash victims were not identified.

Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a traffic crash at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Walworth and McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputies, Village of Walworth Police Department as well as Fire and Rescue units from Walworth, Harvard and Paratech were dispatched.

First responders found a white 2004 Chevy 3500 pickup truck with extensive front end damage near the front of a house on the southeast corner of the intersection. A blue 2005 Chrysler minivan was observed south of the intersection with extensive passenger side damage. Neither of the vehicles struck the house or anything other than each other, according to the release.

Victims with multiple injuries were immediately treated.

  An initial investigation revealed the minivan was westbound on Stateline Road when it failed to yield from the posted stop sign and entered the intersection. It was struck by the pickup, which was southbound on Highway 14. 

The minivan was driven by a 57-year-old female from Darien. A 31-year-old female, also from Darien, was a passenger in the van. Both the 31-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son were ejected.  A 2-year-old boy was also in the van. All four were transported from the scene to local hospitals for their injuries. 

The driver of the pickup truck, a 51-year-old man from Woodstock, Illinois, was also injured and transported to an area hospital. The passenger in the pickup truck, a 19-year-old man, also from Woodstock, was not injured. None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening, however their conditions are unknown at this time.  Names are not being released at this time pending further investigation.

Agencies who also responded to this crash included Mercy MD-1, and Flight for Life.

The crash remains under investigation by the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit.

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