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Single-vehicle crash on I-90 in Huntley sends driver to hospital

Person was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville

One person was taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Huntley around the 48.25-mile marker on Interstate 90.

Fire crews were notified of the crash at 6:18 p.m., Battalion Chief David Eeg of the Huntley Fire Protection District said.

When crews arrived, they found a vehicle that had gone about 100 yards off the roadway and rolled over, he said.

Preliminary reports indicate a red Volkswagen Jetta, driven by a 35-year-old Chicago Ridge man, was speeding when the car left the road to the right and struck the fence before rolling down into the ditch, Illinois State Police Trooper Jayme Bufford said in an email.

Extrication was required to remove the patient, Eeg said, who was flown by LifeNet helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Just the driver was in the car at the time of the crash, Eeg said.

The man’s injuries are not life-threatening, Bufford said. He was cited for improper lane use, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operation of a vehicle without insurance.

Cassie Buchman

Cassie Buchman

I cover Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Cary, Fox River Grove, Prairie Grove and Oakwood Hills for the Northwest Herald.