Two taken to hospital following head-on collision on Route 14
WOODSTOCK – The driver in a head-on collision Friday afternoon was under the influence of alcohol, Woodstock police said.
Daniel Jacobs, 41, of Schaumburg, was eastbound on Route 14, east of Kishwaukee Valley Road, when he swerved into westbound traffic, hitting a 2013 Toyota Rad 4 driven by Janice Hedges, 61, of Apple River, Sgt. Chip Amati said.
Investigators believe Jacobs may have fallen asleep behind the wheel, Amati said.
Hedges was taken by a Woodstock Fire/Rescue District ambulance to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock. Hospital officials declined to give a condition update.
Jacobs was taken by Flight for Life to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Hospital officials didn’t immediately return a call asking for a condition update.
Jacobs will be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured vehicle and improper lane use, Amati said.
Route 14 was closed for an hour and a half following the 4:26 p.m. crash.
“With him falling asleep like that, I’m really surprised [no one else was hit],” Amati said. “Route 14 is really well traveled at that time, especially on a Friday.”
– Emily K. Coleman