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Woman critically injured in 3-vehicle McHenry County crash

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A woman was critically injured and three other people, including two children, were hurt in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in northwest suburban Dorr Township.

An 18-year-old woman was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban east on Illinois Route 176 west of Briarwood Road at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday when the Suburban crossed over the center line into the westbound lanes for unknown reasons, according to a statement from the McHenry County sheriff’s office.

The Suburban then hit the left side of a westbound 2014 Kenworth semi before crashing into the front of the semi’s construction trailer, the sheriff’s office said. A westbound Nissan Altima then struck the Suburban as it came to a stop in the road.

The 18-year-old woman driving the Suburban was airlifted to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where she was listed in critical condition, the sheriff’s office said. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time and alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The 33-year-old woman driving the Altima and her two children, ages 2 and 4, were taken to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, where they were treated and released, the sheriff’s office said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office Major Traffic Crash Investigations Unit.