Crime & Courts

Marengo man charged in alleged DUI crash that sent 4 to hospital

An SUV hit a Taco Bell sign at 3:20 p.m. Thursday after it collided with another SUV on East Grant Highway and Lindow Avenue in Marengo.
An SUV hit a Taco Bell sign at 3:20 p.m. Thursday after it collided with another SUV on East Grant Highway and Lindow Avenue in Marengo.

A 45-year-old Marengo man has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a crash that sent him and four others to the hospital.

The Marengo Police Department responded at 3:20 p.m. Thursday to the 19000 block of East Grant Highway for a rollover crash with injuries, according to a news release.

Investigators learned that a maroon Honda SUV driven by Chad Morin, of the 800 block of Hickory Court, left the road and struck a silver Ford SUV, causing it to roll over.

Morin, as well as two adults and two children who were in the Ford at the time of the crash, all were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries and have since been released, police said.

Morin was charged with improper lane use and DUI.

The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts received mutual aid during the incident from the Huntley Fire Protection District and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District because of the number of people injured.

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