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22-year-old man dies after being ejected from car during crash in McHenry

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A 22-year-old man died after being ejected from a car during a crash in McHenry early Tuesday morning.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and McHenry Police Department were called at 12:21 a.m. to the 6900 block of Route 120 for a report of a single-vehicle crash with injuries.

First responders located the crash on Route 120 between Wonder Lake Road and Ringwood Road. A newer model Ford sedan had sustained heavy damage after crashing into a telephone pole, the Northwest Herald reported.

Firefighters and paramedics located two victims, a 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man. The 22-year-old man was ejected from the vehicle and died at Centegra Hospital РMcHenry, the Northwest Herald reported. The 20-year-old was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The road was closed for investigation for several hours. It was re-opened at 4:40 a.m.

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The Herald reported that fire officials said there was no obvious cause of the crash at the scene. McHenry police are investigating.