Rt. 137 near Grayslake reopens after crash closed road for five hours

  • Lake County deputy Mike Platt examines a car involved in an early morning accident along Route 137, west of Route 45, near Grayslake. The collision involved a Toyota Corolla and a construction truck sending at least one person to the hospital.

      Lake County deputy Mike Platt examines a car involved in an early morning accident along Route 137, west of Route 45, near Grayslake. The collision involved a Toyota Corolla and a construction truck sending at least one person to the hospital. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • The Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit investigates an early-morning accident along Route 137, west of Route 45, near Grayslake on Tuesday.

      The Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit investigates an early-morning accident along Route 137, west of Route 45, near Grayslake on Tuesday. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Route 137 was closed in both directions west of Route 45 near Grayslake Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle accident with injuries.

      Route 137 was closed in both directions west of Route 45 near Grayslake Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle accident with injuries. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 3/3/2015 2:34 PM

Route 137 near Grayslake was closed for about five hours early Tuesday due to an accident with injuries, officials said.

Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Curtis Gregory said a gray 1999 Toyota Corolla was westbound on Route 137 just before 5:45 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle in the snow. The car spun into the eastbound lanes where it was hit by a Ford F-450, Gregory said.

 

The driver of the Toyota was taken Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with multiple injuries, Gregory said. The victim's condition is unknown.

Both directions of Route 137 were closed for about five hours while the crash scene was investigated, Gregory said. The accident remains under investigation.

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