A single-vehicle crash into a tree left five juveniles with life-threatening injuries on February 11, 2023, in front of 44W911 Dietrich Road in Hampshire Township. | Photo: Google Street View

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with DUI and causing a high-speed crash that left her and four other teenagers, two of whom are Huntley residents, critically injured in February.

The Huntley Fire Protection District and Kane County Sheriff’s Office responded around 2:50 a.m. on February 11 to 44W911 Dietrich Road in Hampshire Township, an area in between Huntley and Hampshire.

It was reported that a single-vehicle crash occurred with serious injuries on Dietrich Road west of Brier Hill Road, according to the sheriff’s office.

An investigation showed a 2019 Honda HR-V was traveling eastbound on Dietrich Road at a high rate of speed.

For unknown reasons, the Honda left the roadway and struck a tree on the north side of the roadway.

The vehicle was occupied by five juveniles, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver of the Honda, now identified as Isabel H. Guerra, 16, of Arlington Heights, was flown by a LifeNet helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

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A 15-year-old from Arlington Heights, who was in the front passenger seat, was initially transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley and then flown to Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

A 15-year-old Huntley girl, who was in the rear passenger seat, was initially transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin and then transferred to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

A 16-year-old Huntley girl, who was in the rear passenger seat, was initially transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital and then transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

A 15-year-old Elk Grove Village girl, who was in the rear passenger seat, was initially transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley and then transferred to Comers Children’s Hospital.

All five of the juveniles suffered life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

Sheriff’s detectives and members of the Kane County Drone Team began investigating the crash.

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Court records show felony charges were filed against Guerra, who is being charged as an adult, on Wednesday.

Guerra is charged with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence causing a crash involving great bodily harm, four counts of aggravated reckless driving causing great bodily harm, aggravated driving under the influence no driver’s license, driving under the influence of a drug and driving too fast for conditions.

During a Friday bond hearing, Guerra was released from custody after a judge granted her a personal recognizance bond.

She is scheduled to appear in court again on October 20.