From the Sheriff’s Department:
Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Vehicle Fatal Accident
An 83-year-old Garden Prairie man has died and a 75-year-old Garden Prairie man sustained serious injuries as a result of a two vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon on River Road at Thorne Road in Marengo.
On September 17, 2020 at 2:18 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Marengo Township Fire/Rescue District responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a 2007 Hummer H3 and a 2000 Dodge Dakota at the intersection of Thorne Road and River Road in unincorporated Marengo.
On scene investigation indicated the Dodge, driven by the 75-year-old Garden Prairie man, was traveling eastbound on River Road approaching Thorne Road.
The Hummer was northbound on Thorne Road, turning westbound onto River Road and had a stop sign.
For unknown reasons the driver of the Hummer, a 22-year-old Capron man, failed to yield to the Dodge and pulled out in front it causing a collision between the two vehicles.
After the collision, the Dodge overturned into the north ditch.
The passenger of the Dodge, the 83-year-old Garden Prairie man, was pronounced deceased on scene.
The driver of the Dodge was flown by Lifenet helicopter to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford.
The driver of the Hummer did not sustain any injuries.
The investigation continues by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crash Investigation Unit and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.