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Sheriff's deputies involved in two separate driving accidents

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in two separate crashes last week, neither resulting in serious injury.

A deputy was dispatched for an alarm call at around 10:45 p.m. Friday while heading north on Route 31 near Johnsburg, Undersheriff Andrew Zinke said. With her lights and sirens on, she attempted to turn on to Pioneer Road when she swerved off the roadway to avoid an oncoming car.

The squad car rolled and ended up in a ditch in that area, Zinke said. The deputy suffered no serious injuries.

The traffic crash was investigated by the Johnsburg Police Department.

Two days prior, a different deputy was rear-ended while her vehicle was stuck in traffic on eastbound Route 14 near Washington Street in Crystal Lake, Zinke said. The van that hit the squad car was going about 40 mph.

The driver of the van, a 71-year-old Crystal Lake resident, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to the Crystal Lake Police Department, which handled the incident.

Neither driver was seriously injured, Zinke said. The accident occurred at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Both squad cars involved will have to be replaced, Zinke said.

The incidents are being reviewed by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

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