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Crash involving motorcycle, car leaves 2 with life-threatening injuries in Harvard

Photo by Alex Vucha

An 18-year-old Harvard man has been charged following a crash involving a car and motorcycle that left two people with life-threatening injuries in Harvard on Sunday

Harvard police and firefighters were called at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday to Marengo Road and Brink Street in Harvard. Emergency crews found two people who were riding on the motorcycle who suffered life-threatening injuries.

A REACT medical helicopter and Flight For Life helicopter were both called to the scene to fly the victims to Rockford Memorial hospital.

Police said that Yonatan Escobar-Albarran, 18, of Harvard, was issued two citations for failure to yield at a stop or yield intersection and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Photo by Alex Vucha

Police said that Escobar-Albarran was driving southbound on Marengo Road when he collided with the motorcycle that was driving westbound on Brink Street. Officials said that he did not yield at the intersection.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit responded to assist with the investigation.