A 17-year-old boy has died after he suffered critical injuries in a three-vehicle crash in Spring Grove that also left a woman seriously injured on Friday.
Xavier Kokan Moat, 17, of East Troy, Wisconsin, died around 2 p.m. Monday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Spring Grove Police Department and Spring Grove Fire Department responded around 8 p.m. Friday to Route 173 near Siedschlag Road in Spring Grove.
Spring Grove Police Chief Michael Niedzwiecki said the incident involved three vehicles.
A preliminary investigation showed a 2011 Mazda 3 rear-ended a 2010 Ford Edge as they were both traveling eastbound Route 173.
The Mazda lost control, went into the oncoming lane and struck a 2018 Toyota Camry that was traveling westbound on Route 173, Niedzwiecki said.
Moat and a second driver involved were transported by ambulances to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
Niedzwiecki said Moat sustained serious injuries in the collision. According to fire department radio traffic, he was reportedly not breathing and not conscious following the collision.
The second victim, who was driving the Toyota, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. She told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the driver who caused the crash had been swerving and tailgating vehicles just prior to the crash.
Moat was later transferred from Northwestern McHenry to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital where he died Monday, three days after the crash.
The driver of the Ford did not require transport to a hospital.
The Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT), which consists of members from the Cary, Harvard, Johnsburg, McHenry, Spring Grove, and Woodstock police departments, was activated to assist with the crash investigation.
Route 173 was shut down for several hours while MCAT was conducting its investigation.
Niedzwiecki said additional information will be released upon the conclusion of the MCAT investigation.