A car slammed into a stopped car waiting at a red light, causing a six-vehicle crash with injuries on Route 12 at Route 134 in Fox Lake on Saturday. | Photo: William Dony

Officials say a chain-reaction crash left six vehicles damaged on Route 12 in Fox Lake on Saturday and two people had to be transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Fox Lake Police Department responded around 2:50 p.m. Saturday to Route 12 and Route 134 in Fox Lake for a multiple-vehicle crash.

Fox Lake Deputy Police Chief Dawn Deservi told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the crash involved six vehicles.

Traffic had been traveling southbound on Route 12 and came to a stop for a red light.

A car slammed into a stopped car waiting at a red light, causing a six-vehicle crash with injuries on Route 12 at Route 134 in Fox Lake on Saturday. | Photo: William Dony

The last car in the line of traffic failed to stop and rear-ended another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction crash, Deservi said.

The car that caused the crash ended up coming to a rest in the ditch.

Multiple ambulances were called to the scene to evaluate the people involved.

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Two people were transported to a local hospital. Deservi said she did not know the conditions of the injured people.

A car slammed into a stopped car waiting at a red light, causing a six-vehicle crash with injuries on Route 12 at Route 134 in Fox Lake on Saturday. | Photo: William Dony

The others involved were evaluated by paramedics but declined transport to the hospital.

Two of the six cars had to be towed from the scene due to them sustaining heavy damage.

The at-fault driver has not been interviewed yet because they were transported to the hospital, Deservi said.

No citations have been issued yet due to the investigation remaining ongoing.

Heavy traffic delays were reported on Route 12 following the incident.