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A four-vehicle crash in McHenry sent three people, including a police officer who was struck by a car, to the hospital Sunday afternoon.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District and McHenry Police Department responded at 12:45 p.m. Sunday to the area near the U-Haul store at 2019 North Richmond Road, which is north of McCullom Lake Road.

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Four vehicles were involved in the crash and several people were reported to be injured when first responders arrived. A McHenry police officer at the accident scene was struck by a passing vehicle. He was not seriously injured.

Five ambulances were initially called to the scene. Three people were sent to the hospital, including the police officer who was not seriously injured. Three others involved were evaluated by paramedics but did not need to be taken to the hospital.

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The roadway was closed for less than an hour. Police did not say what caused the crash.