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20-year-old Gurnee man dies in Lake Forest crash on Route 41

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A 20-year-old Gurnee man was killed and two other men were injured in an accident early Thursday on Route 41 in Lake Forest.

Lance Nazario, 20, was the driver of a vehicle traveling north on Route 41 north of Westleigh Road about 2:35 a.m. The four-door sedan left the highway on a bend in the road, struck several trees and rolled over, according to Lake Forest police.


Nazario died of multiple injuries, including to the head and chest, said Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd. Nazario was not wearing a seat belt, he added.

Rudd did not specify the amount but said preliminary tests showed Nazario was over the legal limit for alcohol.

The two other men were taken to area hospitals and were expected to survive, police said early Thursday. No further information was available Thursday evening.

Deputy Police Chief Karl Walldorf said Lake Forest paramedics found two of the occupants were injured and immediately determined the third man to be deceased at the scene.

Investigators from the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team responded to the scene and are working with Lake Forest police officers and detectives to investigate the crash.

Route 41 was reopened in each direction at the crash site in time for Thursday morning's rush hour.

Staff Writer Mick Zawislak contributed to this report.

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