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Pickup truck crashes into Spring Grove-area home, pins sleeping woman

Police: Man charged after crashing truck through house

A Fox Lake man is facing a felony charge after police said he drove his pickup truck into a home near Spring Grove, pinning a woman under it.

About 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle tjat crased into a house in the 28900 block of South Avenue in unincorporated Spring Grove, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Deputies discovered a white 2009 GMC pickup intruded several feet into the home and a 71-year-old woman, who had been sleeping at the time of the crash, pinned under the truck.

The driver of the truck, identified as 28-year-old Talon C. Franz, had fled the scene, according to the release.

Upon further investigation, deputies heard from witnesses that the pickup truck had been traveling north on Route 12 at a high rate of speed and struck a 2018 Volkswagen SUV.

The female homeowner was freed and taken to the Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The driver and passenger of the Volkswagen also were taken to the same hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Franz was found at his home and was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury traffic crash, reckless driving, failure to report a traffic crash, improper lane use, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

The most serious charge, leaving the scene of a personal injury traffic crash, a Class 3 felony, carries a possible penalty of three to seven years in prison.

Franz remains held in the Lake County Jail on $75,000 bail. He is next due in court 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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