KANE COUNTY, Ill. — A Kane County Sheriff’s deputy is in critical condition following a head-on crash Monday morning.
Authorities believe the on-duty deputy was driving southbound on Route 47 in Hampshire Township at around 6:55 a.m. when the deputy’s squad car was struck head-on by a Dodge Ram pickup truck and trailer near Plank Road.
Police said the Dodge Ram was headed northbound on Route 47 when it attempted to stop in traffic. It then came into oncoming traffic and struck the squad car, police said.
The deputy, later identified as Brian Anderson, 33, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in critical condition. According to the sheriff’s office, Anderson suffered multiple leg fractures.
There were three people inside the Dodge Ram at the time of the crash. The Sheriff’s office said they were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anderson has been with the department for over ten months and worked for the Arlington Heights Police Department for the last several years.
Illinois State Police are investigating the crash.