A woman was airlifted to the hospital and two others were seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash at Maple Street and West Coral Road in unincorporated Marengo Sunday afternoon. | Photo: MFRD

A 56-year-old Bartlett woman died after she was flown to the hospital following a crash involving two pickup trucks near Marengo Sunday afternoon.

The Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 2:55 p.m. Sunday to Maple Street and West Coral Road in unincorporated Marengo for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.

Fire crews arrived within eight minutes and found two pickup trucks off the roadway at the northeast corner of the intersection, according to Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts Communication Specialist Alex Vucha.

A woman was airlifted to the hospital and two others were seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash at Maple Street and West Coral Road in unincorporated Marengo Sunday afternoon. | Photo: MFRD

A preliminary investigation showed a red 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a 51-year-old North Carolina woman, was traveling north on Maple Street approaching a stop sign at West Coral Road, according to a statement by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

A grey 2014 Ford F-150, driven by a 67-year-old Hampshire woman, was traveling east on West Coral Road approaching Maple Street.

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For unknown reasons, the Chevy ran the stop sign and both pickup trucks collided, the sheriff’s office said.

Both vehicles had heavy damage and one rolled over into a field, Vucha said.

A woman was airlifted to the hospital and two others were seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash at Maple Street and West Coral Road in unincorporated Marengo Sunday afternoon. | Photo: MFRD

Both drivers were transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 51-year-old woman driving the Chevy was the sole occupant and the passenger of the Ford, a 56-year-old Bartlett woman, was airlifted by a LifeNet medical helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital – Riverside in Rockford with life-threatening injuries where she later died.

The intersection was closed for approximately four hours while a crash investigation was conducted, the sheriff’s office added.

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