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1 dead after high-speed crash leaves car split in half in Woodstock

A single-vehicle crash on Charles Road west of Queen Anne Road in unincorporated Woodstock left a woman dead Wednesday | Photo: Alex Vucha.

A 24-year-old woman was killed after she crashed her car into a tree, causing it to split in half early New Year’s Day in Woodstock.

The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 3 a.m. Wednesday to the 11100 block of Charles Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a single-vehicle crash.

A 2007 Dodge Caliber, driven by a 24-year-old Harvard woman, was traveling westbound on Charles Road when it went off the roadway and struck a tree.

The Dodge was severed in half after striking the tree. Paramedics pronounced the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, dead at the scene.

A single-vehicle crash on Charles Road west of Queen Anne Road in unincorporated Woodstock left a woman dead Wednesday | Photo: Alex Vucha.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy is being scheduled.

The roadway was closed for over four hours while crash investigators conducted accident reconstruction.

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

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In November, a 34-year-old man was killed and a 44-year-old woman was seriously injured during a single-vehicle crash at almost the same location on Charles Road west of Queen Anne Road.


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