KANE COUNTY, Ill. — Five teens are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a driver was driving fast and hit a tree early Saturday morning near Hampshire Township, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash was reported around 2:50 a.m. on Dietrich Road near Brier Hill Road.
According to an initial investigation, the sheriff’s office said the driver, a 16-year-old girl, was driving at a high rate of speed, left the road and crashed into a tree.
All five people in the car, all 15 or 16 years old, were eventually taken to various hospitals with life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.
Detectives are still investigating the crash and haven’t determined if drugs and or alcohol played a role in the crash.
At this time, they said no citations have been issued and the names of those involved haven’t been released.