Second dog dies in alleged DUI crash outside Woodstock

4-year-old boy, Union woman released from hospital

A second dog died after being involved in a crash on Route 176 outside Woodstock last week that also killed a 44-year-old Marengo woman and police said was caused by a motorist who was allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Marengo resident Sergio Esquivel is facing charges of driving under the influence and improper lane use in connection with the crash that killed Mabel Esquivel, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

The sheriff’s office previously released an incorrect name for Sergio Esquivel, spokeswoman Emily Matusek said Tuesday. The sheriff’s office did not respond to an inquiry into the relationship between the two Esquivels.

A 4-year-old boy has also been released from a Chicago hospital after suffering serious injuries in the crash while he was a passenger in the Mazda 6 that police said was struck the 2019 Dodge Challenger driven by Sergio Esquivel, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.

The Dodge reportedly crossed the roadway’s center line for unknown reasons and struck the eastbound gray 2016 Mazda 6 driven by a 27-year-old Union woman who had the 4-year-old as her passenger.

The driver of the Mazda also has been released from the hospital since the crash, but two dogs that were in her car have since died, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.

Esquivel has been issued a notice to appear in court on the charges, police said. He was hospitalized after the incident, and the sheriff’s office did not provide an update on his condition Tuesday.

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry

Sam Lounsberry covers local government, business, K-12 education and all other aspects of life in McHenry County, in particular in the communities of Woodstock, McHenry, Richmond, Spring Grove, Wonder Lake and Johnsburg.