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1 dead following crash involving drunk driver near Woodstock

Photo by Alex Vucha

A drunk driver was arrested after his passenger was killed following a single-vehicle crash near Woodstock Saturday evening.

Marengo Fire Rescue, Woodstock Fire Rescue and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office were called at 7:39 p.m. to Vermont Road and Kishwaukee Valley Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Sheriff’s officials said that a Hyundai Velostar was driving westbound when it went off the road and crashed into a tree.

Photo by Alex Vucha

The passenger, a 29-year-old woman from Rockford, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Jose Loredo, 30, of Rockford, was arrested and later taken to Centegra Hospital – Huntley where he was evaluated. Loredo has been charged with driving under the influence, aggravated driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office said that an autopsy is scheduled for Monday afternoon. The identity of the woman killed is being withheld pending notification to family.

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The crash remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.


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