Pickup Truck and McHenry Police Squad Crash Head-on on Front St Near Elm St, McHenry

McHenry Police car in head-on crash while lights and sirens were activated (McHenry Police Department)
McHenry Police car in head-on crash while lights and sirens were activated (McHenry Police Department).

On Monday, February 10th, 2020 at approximately 3:48 p.m., an officer on duty with the McHenry Police Department was responding to an emergency call for service when he was involved in a traffic crash on Front Street (IL Route 31) just south of the intersection at Elm Street (IL Route 120).

A preliminary investigation determined a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was traveling south on Front Street when it first stuck a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup which had pulled over to yield to the police vehicle. The Chevrolet pickup then struck the police vehicle, a 2013 Ford Interceptor sedan. The police vehicle’s emergency lights and siren had been activated prior to the time of the crash.

The driver of the Chevrolet pickup and the police officer reported minor injuries and were transported to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital by the McHenry Township Fire Protection District. The driver of the Dodge pickup did not report any injuries. There were no passengers in any of the vehicles.

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Front Street between Elm Street and Main Street was closed until approximately 4:40 p.m. while the preliminary investigation was conducted and the vehicles were removed from the scene.

This traffic crash is still under investigation. If anyone has information related to this investigation, they are asked to contact the McHenry Police Department at 815-363-2200. Those wishing to pass along anonymous information are encouraged to call the McHenry Police Tip line at 815-363-2124. All calls made to the tip line are anonymous as Caller ID is not used.

McHenry Police car in head-on crash while lights and sirens were activated (McHenry Police Department)
McHenry Police car in head-on crash while lights and sirens were activated (McHenry Police Department).
McHenry Police car in head-on crash while lights and sirens were activated (McHenry Police Department)
McHenry Police car in head-on crash while lights and sirens were activated (McHenry Police Department).
McHenry Police car in head-on crash while lights and sirens were activated (McHenry Police Department)
McHenry Police car in head-on crash while lights and sirens were activated (McHenry Police Department).

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