Woman, 5-year-old ejected from van in Walworth County crash

Woman, 5-year-old ejected from van in Walworth County crash
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Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Walworth County Thursday afternoon, according to a news release.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 14 and Stateline Road in the town of Walworth.

A blue 2005 Chrysler minivan was headed west on Stateline Road when it failed to stop at the stop sign and entered the intersection, according to the release. A white 2004 Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck headed south on Highway 14 struck the van. A 31-year-old Darien woman and a 5-year-old boy who were passengers in the van were ejected. The 57-year-old woman, also from Darien, driving the van and a 2-year-old boy in the van were also injured. All four people from the van were taken to the hospital, along with the 51-year-old pickup driver from Woodstock, Illinois.

A 19-year-old pickup passenger was not injured, officials said.

The pickup truck had extensive front-end damage, and the van had extensive passenger side damage.

The sheriff’s office said none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening, but the conditions of the drivers and van passengers weren’t released Friday morning. Names were withheld pending further investigation.

Flight for Life responded to the crash, the report said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit.