3 hurt when man crashed pickup into SUV, home in Spring Grove home

Talon C. Franz was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash and other offenses, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

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A pickup truck barreled into a home early Sunday in Spring Grove.

Lake County sheriff’s office

A man is facing charges after allegedly injuring three people when he crashed his pickup truck into an SUV, barreled into a home and left the scene of the crash early Sunday in unincorporated Spring Grove.

Talon C. Franz, 28, of Fox Lake, was charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, as well as reckless conduct and failure to report a crash, among other traffic offenses. 

Mugshot of Talon C. Franz

Taon C. Franz is charged with several crimes after allegedly leaving the scene of a crash

Lake County Sheriff’s Office

About 1:45 a.m., deputies responded after Franz crashed into the home in the 28900 block of South Avenue, the sheriff’s office said. When the deputies arrived, they found Franz’s GMC pickup truck had driven into the home.

A 71-year-old woman who was sleeping in the home was pinned underneath the pickup and had to be extricated, the sheriff’s office said. She was rushed to McHenry Hospital with injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening.

A dog and cat from the home haven’t been found, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators later learned that Franz was speeding northbound on Route 12 near North Lake Vista Terrace when his pickup struck a Volkswagen SUV before hitting a utility pole, driving through a fence and crashing into the home, the sheriff’s office said. Franz then left the scene of the crash.

The occupants of the Volkswagen, a 67-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man, were also treated at McHenry Hospital for injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening. 

Deputies arrested Franz at his home after identifying him as the driver of the pickup, the sheriff’s office said. 

He is being held at the Lake County jail on $75,000 bail, the sheriff’s office said. His next court date is scheduled for Wednesday. 

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