CHICAGO (CBS)–A Spring Grove woman, 71, was pinned under a vehicle that crashed into her home overnight Sunday.
The woman was asleep around 1:45 a.m. when a GMC pickup truck driven by Talon Franz, 28, of Fox Lake, crashed into the house on the 28900 block of South Avenue, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: SUV Crashes Into Jefferson Park Home, Landing In Basement; Driver Hospitalized
Police said Franz crashed into another vehicle as he drove northbound on Route 12. His truck then slammed into a utility pole and hit a fence before it struck the home.
The woman was extricated from the rubble and was taken to Northern Illinois Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Her dog and two cats haven’t been located, police said.READ MORE: COVID-19 Update: Indiana Reports 736 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 Additional Deaths
Two people, ages 67 and 69, were in the car Franz struck before driving into the home. They were taken to the same hospital, also with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Franz fled the scene of the crash. He was later arrested at his home and was charged with leaving the scene of a crash, reckless driving, failure to report a crash, improper lane use, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving without insurance.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Illinois: Officials Report 1,249 New COVID-19 Cases, Including 22 Additional Deaths
He is being held on $75,000 bail. His next court date is scheduled for May 22.