Here’s the unedited report from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
On Saturday, April 10th, 2010 at 11:48 PM, Crystal Lake Police and Fire Rescue Departments responded to the area of Huntley Road and Waterford Cut to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, emergency crews determined that two vehicles had been involved.
It has been determined a 2001 Pontiac Trans Am, operated by Kyle J. Sievert (23) of Arlington Heights had been traveling west on Waterford Cut before turning southbound onto Huntley Road.
Sievert reportedly lost control of the Pontiac and entered into the northbound lane of Huntley Road, in the path of a 1994 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Mark A. Maioni (34) of Crystal Lake.
The vehicles collided within the northbound lane, with the passenger side of the Pontiac impacting the front of the Jeep.
The vehicles then left the roadway and came to rest on the east shoulder of Huntley Road, approximately 250 Feet South of Waterford Cut.
Rescue personnel removed Sievert and three passengers from the Pontiac:
- Mariana Mitich (28) of Hawthorne Woods was transported by ambulance to Centegra-Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry for non-life threatening injuries.
- Jennifer Franklin (25) of Mount Prospect was flown from the scene by helicopter to Condell Hospital, in Libertyville, while Sievert and
- Vanessa M. Toby (24) of Schaumburg were transported by ambulance to Centegra Memorial Hospital-Woodstock for evaluation and treatment of serious injuries. Vanessa Toby succumbed to her sustained injuries and later died.
Mark Maioni and passenger Kari Singer (33), also of Crystal Lake were examined by rescue personnel and released on the scene.
Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in this crash.
Criminal Charges are pending as this incident remains under investigation by Accident Investigators of the Crystal Lake Police Department’s Targeted Response Unit, and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.