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Police: Pickup crashed into home, struck sleeping woman

May 19, 2019

SPRING GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in northern Illinois say a pickup truck struck an SUV, utility pole and fence before crashing into a home and pinning a woman who was asleep.

Lake County Sheriff’s officials say 28-year-old Talon C. Franz of Fox Lake was driving the truck and fled the scene early Sunday. Sheriff’s officials say firefighters extricated the 71-year-old woman pinned under the truck. She was taken to a McHenry hospital along with the driver and passenger of the SUV. All had non-life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies located Franz at his home and arrested him. He is held on $75,000 bail in the Lake County jail and due in court Wednesday. He faces a felony count of leaving the scene of a traffic crash and other charges.

Franz did not have a listed phone number to pursue comment. The public defender’s office didn’t immediately return a message Sunday seeking comment.

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