Two people were flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a car drove through a garage and into a house in Crystal Lake. Firefighters had to free the entrapped victims.
The Crystal Lake Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 7:03 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of South Heather Drive in Crystal Lake.
Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Rick Neumann said officers received a report of a single vehicle that crashed into a residence, resulting in injuries.
A preliminary investigation revealed an SUV was traveling eastbound on Ballard Road.
The SUV, for unknown reasons, continued through the intersection of Briarwood Road and left the roadway, Neumann said.
The vehicle struck a detached garage and residence.
The adult male driver of the vehicle was trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters.
Neumann said the driver was subsequently flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with life-threatening injuries.
An adult who lives at the involved residence was also trapped and had to be freed from the wreckage.
They were also flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
A portion of Briarwood Road and Ballard Road was shut down briefly while emergency crews worked at the scene, Neumann said.
The incident remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Police Department Accident Investigation Team.
Anyone who may have information relating to the incident is asked to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.
Anonymous tips can also be sent to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411.