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DeKalb woman cited after crashing into McHenry County Sheriff squad car

Deputy was out of the vehicle conducting a traffic stop when crash occured

An 82-year-old DeKalb woman was cited after she crashed into a McHenry County Sheriff’s Office squad car early Thursday.

A McHenry County Sheriff’s deputy was conducting a traffic stop about 12:20 a.m. at Route 14 near Deep Cut Road outside Harvard when the crash occurred. The squad car had its emergency lights on and was parked at the edge of the eastbound Route 14 lane, said Woodstock Police Department Deputy Chief Ray Lanz.

The Woodstock Police Department handled the incident because a sheriff’s office vehicle was involved.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the squad car was traveling east on Route 14 and told police she misjudged the distance between her car and the squad car and couldn’t yield in time, Lanz said.

Florence Rauworth, 82, of DeKalb, was cited for driving without a valid driver’s license, failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and improper passing of an emergency vehicle causing property damage, Lanz said.

The squad car sustained more than $1,500 in damage, he said.

No one was seriously injured.

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