Two teenagers suffered life-threatening injuries and were flown to the hospital after being ejected in a crash near Woodstock Wednesday evening, officials said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday to the 4900 block of Route 47 in unincorporated Woodstock for a vehicle crash with injuries.
The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed a 2003 Ford truck was traveling northbound on Route 47 south of Allendale Road.
The Ford crossed into the southbound lane of traffic for unknown reasons.
The Ford went into the ditch on the west side of the road and came to a rest against a house.
The truck, which rolled over onto its side, was heavily damaged. The house did not sustain any damage.
The two occupants, an 18-year-old Hebron teenager and a 19-year-old Richmond teenager, were ejected from the Ford, the sheriff’s office said.
Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said both victims were unconscious and located nearby.
Both teenagers suffered critical, life-threatening injuries and two medical helicopters were called to the scene, Vucha said.
The helicopters landed on Route 47 and transported the two victims to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and Mercyhealth Javon Bea — Riverside in Rockford.
The sheriff’s office remains on the scene conducting a crash investigation as of 9 p.m. Wednesday.