Two people were killed and three others were seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday afternoon in northwest suburban Hebron.
Jose Rodriguez, 42, of Marengo, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala south about 4:20 p.m. in the 7400 block of Route 47 in Hebron, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s and Coroner’s offices. At the same time, 29-year-old Falynn M. Hironimus of Hebron was driving a 2009 Kia Rio north when it entered the southbound lanes and hit the Impala head-on.
Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner’s office said.Autopsies Tuesday found Rodriquez died of blunt force trauma to the chest and Hironimus died of blunt force trauma to the head, chest, neck and abdomen.
Three passengers from the Impala, a39-year-old women and two girls ages 12 and 9, were taken to Centegra Hospitals in McHenry and Huntley, the sheriff’s office said. All three of them suffered serious injuries.
Both drivers and the front-seat passenger in the Impala were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to the sheriff’s office. The children in the back seat of the Impala were not wearing seat belts.
The crash remained under investigation Monday by the sheriff’s Major Crash Investigation Unit and the coroner’s office.