An 88-year-old man died and a second man was injured after a car traveled into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle near Woodstock, sheriff’s officials said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 7:40 a.m. Thursday to the area of Charles Road east of Raffel Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find a two-vehicle crash with two people injured.
A preliminary investigation showed a 2000 Lincoln Town Car was traveling westbound on Charles Road, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Lincoln lost control and entered the eastbound lane of travel, crashing into the front of the 2014 Hyundai.
The impact caused both the Lincoln and the Hyundai to exit the roadway to the south, the sheriff’s office said.
The driver of the Lincoln, an 88-year-old Kenosha, Wisconsin man, was wearing his seatbelt and the car’s airbags deployed.
Sheriff’s officials said he was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry in serious condition where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 46-year-old Machesney Park man, was also wearing his seatbelt and his car’s airbags deployed.
He was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
The National Weather Service and local police departments warned around the time of the crash about icy conditions reported on roadways in McHenry County and the surrounding area. It is unclear if the road conditions played a role in the crash.
The identity of the 88-year-old man is being withheld pending notification to his family.