Car Accident On Route 31 In Crystal Lake, Illinois

There was an accident today (Thursday, May 16) on Route 31 in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

According to Crystal Lake Police, the driver told them his brakes failed as he was driving northbound on Route 31 at approximately 4:27 p.m.  The driver jumped from the car;  the car then crashed into a utility box near Route 31 and Brighton Lane.

The driver, Evan T. Hoeltje, 21, of McHenry, Illinois was taken to a local hospital, having suffered minor injuries.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the May 16 DailyHerald.com story titled “Crash closes Rt. 31 in Crystal Lake for nearly an hour” as well as the Northwest Herald story of May 16 titled “Single-vehicle crash led to temporary Route 31 closure.”

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