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UPDATE:

Officials say a DeKalb County man was the individual airlifted in a severe crash that occurred over the weekend near Maple Park.

Kane County Sheriff's officials say 22 year-old Will Wright was airlifted with potentially life-threatening injuries following a vehicle vs. semi head-on traffic crash, early Saturday morning. Wright's address is unclear but officials say he is believed to reside in DeKalb or Sycamore.

As WSPY previously reported, deputies responded to the report of an accident with injuries on Rt. 38 near the intersection of Watson Rd. in unincorporated Virgil Twp. at around 5:25 a.m.

The initial investigation indicates that a passenger vehicle, driven by Wright, that was traveling east on Rt. 38 crossed the center line for an unknown reason and was struck head on by a semi that was being driven west by a 46 year-old Montgomery man.

Wright was flown by helicopter to St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the driver of the semi was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time by members of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Kane County Sheriff's Office.

No citations have been issued at this time; it is not clear if drugs, alcohol or distracted driving played a role in the crash.

ORIGINAL:

One person was airlifted with potentially life-threatening injuries following a vehicle vs. semi head-on traffic crash near Maple Park early Saturday morning.

According to the Kane County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the report of an accident with injuries on Rt. 38 near the intersection of Watson Rd. in unincorporated Virgil Twp. at around 5:25 a.m.

The initial investigation indicates that a passenger vehicle that was traveling east on Rt. 38 crossed the center line for an unknown reason and was struck head on by a semi that was traveling west.

The driver of the passenger vehicle, who was not further identified, was flown by helicopter to St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the driver of the semi was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time by members of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Kane County Sheriff's Office.

No citations have been issued at this time; it is not clear if drugs, alcohol or distracted driving played a role in the crash.

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