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Road shutdown following car vs semi-truck crash, diesel spill in Prairie Grove

Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha

Police have closed off Route 176 in Prairie Grove following a semi-truck and car crash in Prairie Grove Saturday morning.

Police and firefighters/paramedics were called for a report of a car and semi-truck that crashed Saturday around 9:30 a.m. on Route 176 between Barreville Road and Smith Road in Prairie Grove.

Initial reports indicated that the semi-truck spilled 200 gallons of diesel fuel. It is unknown if there were any injuries in the crash.

Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha

The Prairie Grove Police Department, Crystal Lake Police Department, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, and Crystal Lake Fire Department responded to the scene.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office sent out a Nixle alert at 11 a.m. telling residents to avoid the area for the next few hours. As of 12:45 p.m., the road was still closed.


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