Five hurt, one critically, in Volo crash on Route 12
A 27-year-old Chicago woman who was one of five people injured Saturday in a head-on collision in Volo remains hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said Sunday.
Four others, including two children, suffered nonlife threatening injuries in the crash, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday on Route 12 near Russell Drive.
Lake County Sheriff's police said the Chicago woman was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala northbound on Route 12 when, for unknown reasons, the car veered across the grass median and into the southbound lanes, where it struck a Kia Sedona driven by a 44-year-old Round Lake Beach man.
Both drivers required extrication by Wauconda Fire Department in order to be removed from their vehicles, authorities said.
The driver of the Chevrolet was taken by medical helicopter to Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville with critical injuries, sheriff's police said.
The driver of the Kia also was transported to Condell Hospital via ambulance with nonlife threatening injuries. The passengers of the Kia -- a 39-year-old woman, a 5-year-old girl, and a 3-year-old boy, all of Round Lake Beach -- were taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington with nonlife threatening injuries, authorities said.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.