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Marengo woman, Elgin man die after two-vehicle Marengo crash on Wednesday

Drugs are believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office says

A two-vehicle crash at Route 23 and West Coral Road Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, resulted in three people being taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the Marengo Fire Protection District chief said. Two of those people later died.

A 51-year-old Marengo woman and 34-year-old Elgin man have died after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in Marengo that sent all three people involved to the hospital, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said.

Drugs are believed to be a contributing factor, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office Friday. The sheriff’s office’s Major Traffic Crash Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

First responders were dispatched at 4:54 p.m. to the intersection of Route 23 and Coral Road for a two-vehicle traffic crash with entrapment and airbag deployment, according to the release.

A 2011 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling north on Route 23 and a 2012 Honda Civic was traveling west on Coral Road when the two vehicles crashed in the northeast portion of the intersection of the two roads, according to the release.

A two-vehicle crash at Route 23 and West Coral Road Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, resulted in three people being taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the Marengo Fire Protection District chief said. Two of those people later died.

The Marengo woman was the only person in her vehicle. She initially was taken by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital and later flown by helicopter to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she succumbed to her injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

Both the driver of the Honda, a 26-year-old Rockford woman, and the passenger, the Elgin man, were extracted from the vehicle and taken by helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford with life-threatening injuries.

The Rockford woman is in critical condition, according to the release.

None of the occupants of either vehicle were wearing seat belts, the sheriff’s office said.