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Adult and child ejected from car following crash near Harvard; 5 injured

Photo by Alex Vucha.
Photo by Alex Vucha.

5 people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Harvard on Thursday, including an adult and a child who were ejected from the vehicle following the crash, officials said.

On Thursday at around 2:30 p.m., the Walworth, Wisconsin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a traffic crash involving 2 cars with multiple injuries at the intersection of Highway 14 and Stateline Road near Harvard on the border of Wisconsin and Illinois.

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 to the scene. When first responders arrived they saw a white 2004 Chevy 3500 pickup truck near the front of a house on the southeast corner of the intersection with extensive front end damage.

In addition, a blue 2005 Chrysler minivan was south of the intersection with extensive passenger side damage.

“Initial investigation reveals a blue minivan was westbound on Stateline Road when it failed to yield from the posted stop sign and entered the intersection. It was struck by a white Chevy pickup which was southbound on Highway 14,” Walworth County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to the sheriff, the blue minivan was driven by a 57-year-old female from Darien, Wisconsin. A 31-year-old female, also from Darien, Wisconsin, was a passenger in the van. Both the 31-year-old female and her 5-year-old son were ejected. A 2-year-old male was also in the van.

Photo by Alex Vucha.
Photo by Alex Vucha.

All four were transported from the scene to local hospitals for their injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, a 51-year-old male from Woodstock, Illinois, was also injured and transported to an area hospital. The passenger in the pickup truck, a 19-year-old male, also from Woodstock, Illinois was not injured.

Officials said that 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.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Village of Walworth Police Department, Walworth and Harvard Fire and Rescue, Paratech Ambulance Service, Mercy MD-1, and Flight for Life responded to the scene.

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


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