A 50-year-old woman is in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash in Fox Lake that left her heavily entrapped in her car Thursday, police said.
The Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Fox Lake Police Department responded around 12:05 p.m. Thursday to Route 12 and Route 134 for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
Fox Lake Police Chief Jimmy Lee told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the crash involved a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and 2018 Chevrolet Cruze.
The Chevrolet Cruze, driven by a 50-year-old Ingleside woman, was traveling westbound on Route 134.
The Chevrolet Silverado, which was driven by a 37-year-old Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, man, was facing eastbound attempting to turn left onto northbound Route 12 from Route 134.
Lee said the two vehicles collided in the intersection and the Chevrolet Silverado, which was pulling a utility trailer, partially drove up onto the Chevrolet Cruze.
There was major damage to the Chevrolet Cruz and the female driver was heavily entrapped in her car following the collision.
It took firefighters approximately an hour to free the woman from the wreckage, Lee said.
The woman was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with significant injuries.
She is in the intensive care unit and remains in critical condition, Lee said.
The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry with non-life-threatening injuries.
He has since been released from the hospital after being treated for his minor injuries.
Lee said that it is unknown at this time which driver was at fault and investigators with the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) are assisting in the investigation.
The roadway was closed for several hours Thursday afternoon while investigators worked at the scene.
Investigators are in the process of obtaining video from the red light camera. No citations have been issued yet.
Lee said that anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Fox Lake Police Department at 847-587-3100.