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Crash in Spring Grove sends two to hospital, involves one car colliding with two different vehicles

The three-vehicle crash in Spring Grove that sent two to the hospital occurred when a car rear-ended another vehicle along Route 173 and then collided with a third vehicle, the Spring Grove Police Department said Monday.

A 2011 Mazda 3 was eastbound when it rear-ended a 2010 Ford Edge near the intersection of Route 173 and Siedschlag Road, according to a news release. As a result of the crash, the Mazda 3 then went into the westbound lane where a 2018 Toyota Camry collided with the Mazda’s driver side.

Both drivers of the Mazda and Toyota suffered injuries, with the driver of the Mazda described as “serious” and the Toyota’s driver suffering not life-threatening injuries, officials said. They were both the only occupants in their respective vehicles.

Both were taken to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital. An update on their condition was not provided Monday.

The driver of the Ford was released from the scene without injury.

Spring Grove police, in addition to the Spring Grove and the Fox Lake fire protection district, responded to the crash about 8 p.m. Friday, Spring Grove Fire Battalion Chief John Rice said Sunday.

The crash resulted in both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 173 shut down for several hours, Rice said. The last unit did not return to the station until about midnight, which was close to four hours after the original call.

The crash was under investigation by the Major Crash Assistance Team, which consists of the Cary, Harvard, Johnsburg, McHenry, Spring Grove and Woodstock police departments, the Spring Grove Police Department said in the release.

The Spring Grove Police Department and Spring Grove Fire Protection District investigate a crash involving three vehicle Friday, March 18, 2021, at Route 173 between Wilmot Road and Siedschlag Road.

The Spring Grove Police Department and Spring Grove Fire Protection District investigate a crash involving three vehicle Friday, March 18, 2021, at Route 173 between Wilmot Road and Siedschlag Road. (Alex Vucha for Shaw Local/)

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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