Sheriff’s officials say that two teenagers remain in critical condition as of Thursday after they were both ejected from a truck that rolled over multiple times near Woodstock.
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 exited the roadway into the ditch on the west side of the road and rolled over several times.
The truck was heavily damaged and came to rest against a house. The house did not sustain any damage.
The two occupants, an 18-year-old Hebron man and a 19-year-old Richmond man, 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.
The 18-year-old victim was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The 19-year-old victim was flown to Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital—Riverside in Rockford.
The sheriff’s office remained on the scene conducting a crash investigation for several hours Wednesday evening.
Route 47 was completely shut down for several hours for the investigation.
No charges have been filed and no citations have been issued yet. The investigation remains ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit.