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1 dead, 1 seriously injured after rollover crash near Marengo

One man was killed and another seriously injured following a rollover crash at River Road and Thorne Road in unincorporated Marengo. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

An 83-year-old man was killed and a 75-year-old man was seriously injured after their truck rolled over when a Hummer crashed into it near Marengo Thursday afternoon.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Marengo Fire Protection District responded around 2:18 p.m. Thursday to the area of River Road and Thorne Road in unincorporated Marengo.

Sheriff’s deputies found a 2007 Hummer H3 and a 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup truck involved in the crash.

An investigation showed that the Dodge, driven by a 75-year-old Garden Prairie man, was traveling eastbound on River Road approaching Thorne Road.

One man was killed and another seriously injured following a rollover crash at River Road and Thorne Road in unincorporated Marengo. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The Hummer, driven by a 22-year-old Capron man, was traveling northbound on Thorne Road about to turn westbound onto River Road.

The 22-year-old driving the Hummer failed to yield to the Dodge at the stop sign and pulled out in front of it, causing a collision, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Dodge overturned into the ditch on the north side of the roadway. The passenger of the Dodge, an 83-year-old Garden Prairie man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 75-year-old driving the Dodge was flown by a LifeNet medical helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford.

The driver of the Hummer did not sustain any injuries.

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


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