2 in critical condition after rollover crash near Woodstock

One woman was pulseless before being successfully resuscitated

A woman who was airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville following a crash at about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, near Woodstock has died; her sister has been charged with DUI, according to officials.

Two Woodstock women were flown to hospitals with injuries considered life-threatening after a rollover crash Wednesday outside Woodstock.

The victims were identified by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office as a 22-year-old and a 29-year-old. Alcohol and speed are believed to have been factors in the crash, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Dean Street between Route 176 and Lucas Road remained closed for several hours as the single-vehicle crash was investigated, Woodstock Fire/Rescue District spokesman Alex Vucha said.

Emergency responders were called about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Dean Street and Gayle Drive for the report of a crash with entrapment and a second individual who had been ejected from the vehicle, Vucha said.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a woman on the ground receiving CPR from a bystander before paramedics began lifesaving measures on her. That woman, who was pulseless at one point, was successfully resuscitated before being taken to the hospital, Vucha said. According to the release, the ejected person was not wearing a seat belt on the passenger side of the vehicle. She was last listed in critical condition.

Two patients were airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville following a crash reported at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, near Woodstock.

The second woman, who was the vehicle’s driver, was extricated from the heavily damaged vehicle within seven minutes of the rescue crew’s arrival, Vucha said. The driver was wearing her seat belt, according to the sheriff’s office, and was last listed in serious condition.

A LifeNet helicopter landed at the scene and flew the driver to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. The passenger was taken by Woodstock ambulance to the helipad at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital before also being flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville by a REACT helicopter.

A preliminary investigation shows a 2003 Toyota Corolla was in the southbound lanes of Dean Street, north of the Gayle Drive intersection, when it went off the left side of the road, according to the release. The vehicle came back onto Dean Street, crossed into the northbound lanes, left the road again to the west and crossed over Gayle Drive.

The vehicle entered a yard at the southwest corner of the intersection before rolling over, striking a tree and coming to rest on its hood.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit is investigating the crash, according to the release.