HEBRON – A Marengo man and a Hebron woman died in a car crash Sunday afternoon on Route 47.
Two vehicles collided on the 7400 block of Route 47 in Hebron between O'Brien and Thayer roads about 4:20 p.m., and the driver of each vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Sandra Rogers said.
A 29-year-old woman from Hebron was traveling north in a 2009 Kia Rio and for unknown reasons crossed into the southbound lane of traffic, crashing into a 2005 Chevy Impala driven by a 42-year-old Marengo man, Rogers said.
There were three other occupants in the Chevy Impala — a 39-year-old woman, a 12-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl, all from Marengo. The 39- and 12-year-old females were taken to Centegra Hospital – McHenry in critical condition and then transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
The 9-year-old was taken to Centegra Hospital – Huntley in stable condition.
The victims' names are being withheld pending notification of kin.
Route 47 from Vanderkarr Road to Thayer Road in Hebron was closed for multiple hours Sunday evening because of the crash, McHenry County Sheriff's Office Deputy Trevor Vogel said.
Airbags deployed in the Chevy Impala, but not in the Kia, Rogers said. The Hebron woman was wearing a seat belt, along with the two Marengo adults. The 12-year-old and 9-year-old were not wearing seat belts, Rogers said.
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash along with the Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District, Wonder Lake Fire Protection District, Harvard Fire Department, McHenry Township Fire Protection District, Richmond Township Fire Protection District, Woodstock Fire/Rescue District, Lake Geneva Fire Department and Linn Township Fire/EMS.