Woodstock, IL (November 25, 2019) – An accident took place on Sunday night that resulted in the death of one person. According to the Coroner’s Office, the victim, who has been identified as Charles Akerberg, died of his injuries at Mercyhealth Javon Bae Hospital Riverside. Two other people were seriously injured in the crash.
According to reports, Akerberg was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling on Charles Road outside of Woodstock when the vehicle lost control, crashed into a tree and left the roadway. The vehicle flipped onto its side, during which time, Akerberg was ejected from the vehicle. After emergency crews came to the scene, Akerberg was transported to a local hospital, then airlifted to Mercyhealth where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to reports, Akerberg suffered blunt trauma to the abdomen and chest.
Another woman, who has only been identified as a 44-year-old female from Wheaton was transported by a medical helicopter to a hospital in Libbyville called Advocate Condell Hospital for additional treatment and evaluation. She is currently listed in serious condition.
The driver of the vehicle was also seriously injured and transported to the same hospital, Advocate Condell Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
Toxicology test results will not be available until 3 weeks from now.
The authorities are still investigating this crash.
Our thoughts are with the family of Charles Akerberg during this difficult time and everyone who was affected by this terrible crash.
Fatal Accidents In Woodstock IL
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