Press "Enter" to skip to content

Woman flees from police, leading to rollover crash in McHenry

Authorities investigate a two-vehicle crash after a woman fled from police in McHenry Monday afternoon | Photo: Alex Vucha.

Charges are pending against a woman after police say she tried cashing a fraudulent check at a McHenry bank, struck the building, before finally crashing her car, rolling it over Monday afternoon.

The McHenry Police Department responded around 1:17 p.m. to the McHenry Savings Bank, 353 Bank Drive, for a report of a woman in the drive-through of the bank trying to cash a fraudulent check.

Officers arrived and the suspect vehicle struck the bank, which damage was not believed to be significant, while attempting to flee police, McHenry Police Spokesman Patrick Polidori said. Officers activated their lights and sirens in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The woman failed to yield to police and moments later crashed into another vehicle at Route 31 and Bull Valley Road, Polidori said. The woman’s vehicle then rolled over.

The woman and the other driver were both transported to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both vehicles along with a McHenry police squad car, which suffered a flat tire after running over a curb, were towed from the scene. The roadway was re-opened a short time later.

Charges are pending against the woman, Polidori said.


Write a Comment