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Police: Man drives truck into lake in Lake in the Hills

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A man drove his pickup truck into a lake Sunday afternoon, police said.

About 12:25 p.m. Sunday, Lake in the Hills police responded to a report that a vehicle drove off the roadway into a lake south of Rakow Road between Virginia and Pingree roads.

Officers found the driver of a pickup truck, a 62-year-old man, on the shore of the lake, according to a release from the Lake in the Hills Police Department.

Crystal Lake Fire/Rescue officials arrived a short time later. Emergency crews took the man to Sherman Hospital to treat his injuries.

Authorities could not be reached to comment on the man's condition.

Witnesses told police that the man was driving a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck west on Rakow Road when he crossed over the median and entered the eastbound lanes of traffic, police said.

The truck continued down the grassy hill and plunged into the lake, police said.

Two witnesses helped the driver get out of the truck before it was submerged in water, police said.

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