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Huntley teen who crashed SUV into townhouse is not licensed

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  • An SUV driven by an unlicensed Huntley teen crashed into two townhouses just before 4:45 p.m. Monday on the 10900 block of Cape Cod Lane, authorities said.

      An SUV driven by an unlicensed Huntley teen crashed into two townhouses just before 4:45 p.m. Monday on the 10900 block of Cape Cod Lane, authorities said.
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A 17-year-old Huntley resident who drove an SUV into two townhouses Monday afternoon was not licensed to drive.

The unidentified teen was charged late Tuesday with not having a valid driver's license and failing to reduce his speed to avoid an accident.

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Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk said the boy lost control of his family's 2007 Nissan Murano just before 4:45 p.m. Monday on the 10900 block of Cape Cod Lane.

The SUV struck two townhouse units, a car parked in a driveway and a gas meter before becoming embedded in the garage of another unit, Klunk said.

The teen was treated and released from Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin Monday and was questioned by Huntley police Tuesday afternoon.

The boy, when interviewed by police Tuesday afternoon, "did not admit to" falling asleep or texting, Klunk said.

"Given that he is an unlicensed driver, it's likely he was using poor judgment or was distracted or something of that nature," Klunk said.

One of the six townhouses in the pod has been deemed unable to be occupied because there is no gas or electrical service. Gas was restored to the remaining units, and those residents were able to return to their homes.

The teen is due in court on June 13 in McHenry County.

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