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Woodstock man, 4 others injured in 2-car collision near Illinois-Wisconsin border

Wisconsin woman, 5-year-old boy ejected from minivan, police say

A Woodstock man, two Wisconsin women and two children under the age of 6 years old were injured in a collision Thursday afternoon near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.
A Woodstock man, two Wisconsin women and two children under the age of 6 years old were injured in a collision Thursday afternoon near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

A Woodstock man, two Wisconsin women and two children younger than 6 years old were injured in a collision Thursday afternoon near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a traffic crash involving two cars with multiple injuries about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Route 14 and Stateline Road in Walworth, Wisconsin, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

A Wisconsin woman and her 5-year-old son had been ejected from a vehicle.

When emergency responders arrived, they found a white Chevy pickup truck near the front of a house on the southeast corner of the intersection with extensive front-end damage and a blue Chrysler minivan south of the intersection with extensive passenger side damage.

“Neither of these vehicles struck the house or anything other than each other,” the release said.

Preliminary investigation shows the minivan was traveling west on Stateline Road when it failed to yield at a stop sign and entered the intersection. The pickup truck, which was traveling south on Route 14, hit the van.

A 57-year-old woman from Darien, Wisconsin, was driving the minivan. Her 31-year-old female passenger, who also is from Darien, Wisconsin, was ejected from the vehicle, as was the 31-year-old’s 5-year-old son. A 2-year-old boy also was in the car. All four were taken to area hospitals for their injuries.

A 51-year-old Woodstock man was driving the pickup truck and had a 19-year-old Woodstock man as his passenger. The 51-year-old also was taken to a hospital, but the 19-year-old was not.

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, but the conditions of those involved are unknown, according to the release. Some with multiple injuries were treated immediately at the scene.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

Police declined to release the victims’ identities, citing the ongoing investigation.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, village of Walworth Police Department, Walworth and Harvard Fire and Rescue, Paratech Ambulance Service, Mercy MD-1 and Flight for Life assisted the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

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