A juvenile suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be flown to the hospital after a crash on Route 31 in McHenry that left two other juveniles injured, police said.
The McHenry Police Department and McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of Route 31 and Park Place for a vehicle crash with injuries.
McHenry Police Department Public Affairs Officer Michael Spohn told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the incident involved a Chevrolet Spark and a Ford pickup truck.
The Chevrolet was traveling southbound on Route 31 attempting to make a left turn onto Park Place.
The Ford pickup truck was traveling northbound on Route 31 when the Chevrolet turned in front of it.
The Ford was unable to stop in time and the two vehicles collided with each other.
The male juvenile driving the Chevrolet along with a male juvenile passenger were both transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry with non-life-threatening injuries.
A male juvenile passenger in the Chevrolet suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported by a LifeNet helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. His condition was not known.
The Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) responded to the scene to conduct a crash investigation.
The roadway was closed for several hours and the scene was cleared just before 10 p.m.
The male juvenile driver of the Chevrolet was issued a citation for failure to yield.