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2 injured in overnight Union rollover crash

One flown to area hospital via Flight For Life

Two young men were injured, one seriously, in a rollover crash early Saturday morning in Union after their vehicle rolled through a resident's front yard, knocking down several trees.
Two young men were injured, one seriously, in a rollover crash early Saturday morning in Union after their vehicle rolled through a resident's front yard, knocking down several trees.

UNION — Two young men were injured, one seriously, in a rollover crash early Saturday morning in Union after their vehicle rolled through a resident's front yard, knocking down several trees.

Union firefighters responded around 12:30 a.m. Saturday to the 14800 Block of Hemmingsen Road in Union for a single-vehicle crash, Union Assistant Fire Chief Tim Camp said.

Marengo Rescue Squad arrived first, Camp said. Crews transported the car's passenger, who was able to get out of the car himself, to an area hospital.

Union firefighters then had to cut the roof and one of the car's doors off to free its driver, who was seriously injured in the crash. He sustained leg and head injuries, Camp said. The driver was eventually flown to an area hospital via Flight For Life.

Camp said he did not know to which hospitals the two were taken, but it appeared they had been traveling at a high speed prior to the crash. The vehicle had slid sideways, then rolled through a resident's front yard, crashing into several trees in the process.

McHenry County Sheriff's deputies also responded to the scene to investigate, but the sheriff's office could not immediately be reached for more information on what happened Saturday morning.

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