A two-vehicle crash resulted in heavy damage and left two people injured at the intersection of Route 176 and Dunham Road in unincorporated Marengo Monday morning. | Photo: MFRD

Two people were injured, including one who had serious injuries, after a two-vehicle crash on Route 176 near Marengo Monday morning, authorities said.

The Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts and Union Fire Protection District responded around 9:23 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Route 176 and Dunham Road in unincorporated Marengo for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Firefighters arrived within minutes and observed a two-vehicle crash with moderate to heavy damage, according to Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts Communication Specialist Alex Vucha.

A two-vehicle crash resulted in heavy damage and left two people injured at the intersection of Route 176 and Dunham Road in unincorporated Marengo Monday morning. | Photo: MFRD

One driver was trapped in the vehicle and firefighters quickly extricated them and transferred them to an awaiting ambulance.

Vucha said a medical helicopter was initially requested to land at a church at Route 176 and Union Road.

The helicopter was later canceled prior to arriving on the scene.

A two-vehicle crash resulted in heavy damage and left two people injured at the intersection of Route 176 and Dunham Road in unincorporated Marengo Monday morning. | Photo: MFRD

Both drivers were transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley with injuries ranging from moderate to serious.

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Route 176 was closed in both directions for approximately 45 minutes, Vucha said.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of the crash.