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Woodstock teen cited after drowsy driving crash, police say

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock teen has been cited for his involvement in a three-car crash after he fell asleep at the wheel Tuesday, police said.

McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and the Woodstock Fire Protection District responded to the crash at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of Greenwood Road near Woodstock, Deputy Sandra Rogers said.

A 59-year-old Woodstock man was driving north in a 1999 Chrysler Sebring and turned left into a driveway when a 19-year-old Woodstock man fell asleep at the wheel of a 2004 Dodge Neon and rear-ended the Sebring, Rogers said.

This caused a chain reaction of events, and the Sebring hit a 2011 Ford Fusion, which a 54-year-old Huntley man was driving south on Greenwood Road, Rogers said.

The Neon’s engine compartment then caught fire. The driver was able to escape, police said.

Woodstock fire officials took the Huntley man and the Woodstock teen to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, Rogers said.

The teen was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, Rogers said.

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