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ELGIN, Ill. (STMW) – An 18-year-old man faces two felony counts of driving under the influence after he crashed a pickup truck into a sports-utility vehicle early Sunday in northwest suburban Elgin, authorities said.
Four people–including the driver of the pickup–were injured in the accident that happened just before 1 a.m. near Liberty and Hastings streets, the Elgin Fire Department said in a release.
Emergency crew had to use hydraulic extraction equipment to free all four people, the release said, adding that paramedics took the wounded to area hospitals.
The driver–identified as Luis Romo, of the 0 to 100 block of Devonshire Circle in Elgin–remained hospitalized Sunday afternoon at Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, said Elgin Police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault.
In addition to the felony DUI charges, Romo faces a misdemeanor charge of driving an uninsured vehicle while causing bodily harm, Theriault said. Romo was also cited for driving through a stop sign.
The Hampshire, Huntley, South Elgin and Schaumburg fire departments provided mutual aid during the incident by covering the Elgin stations.
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