A 48-year-old Lake in the Hills man was killed after a drunk driver reportedly crashed into the rear of his car, causing it to roll over in Hebron Monday evening.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District responded around 8:41 p.m. Monday to the 5100 block of Route 47 in unincorporated Hebron for a two-vehicle crash.
Deputies found a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz and a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe that had both rolled over on Route 47 north of Allendale Road.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that the Hyundai and Chevrolet were both traveling southbound on Route 47.
For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet struck the back of the Hyundai, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway to the west. The Hyundai struck a tree and the Chevrolet overturned.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 48-year-old Lake in the Hills man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as Andres Carbajal-Bernal, 28, of Woodstock, was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry with minor injuries.
The roadway was closed for approximately six hours while crash investigators conducted an investigation into the crash.
Carbajal-Bernal was released from the hospital and transported to the McHenry County jail.
He was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, four counts of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended driver’s license.
Carbajal-Bernal remains held in the McHenry County jail pending a bond hearing Tuesday morning.
The investigation continues by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.