14-Year Old Wonder Lake Boy Takes, Crashes Vehicle

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

14-Year-Old Injured In Crash

A 14-year-old Wonder Lake boy remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition following a single vehicle crash in the 2200 block of East Wonder Lake Road in unincorporated Wonder Lake.

On July 22, 2017, at 5:37 a.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District responded to a single vehicle crash in the 2200 block of East Wonder Lake Road, south of East Maplewood Dr.

On arrival, Deputies found that a 2007 Dodge Magnum SXT with a single occupant was involved in the crash.

The investigation indicated that the Dodge had been taken by the boy from a relative, without permission.

He was driving southbound on East Wonder Lake Road when it exited the roadway to the west, hit a utility pole, and rolled over several times.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Speed and lack of driver experience are believed to be factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit.


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