Arizona woman killed in Antioch Township hit-and-run crash

Daily Herald report
Updated 11/26/2017 3:04 PM

A 27-year-old Arizona woman was killed early Sunday after a hit-and-run crash in northern Lake County, authorities said.

According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the woman was driving a 2015 Chevrolet north on Route 59 near Grass Lake Road in Antioch Township at about 1:37 a.m. when it was rear-ended by a 2007 Volvo.


The collision caused both drivers to lose control of their vehicles, and the Chevrolet went off the roadway and struck a tree, sheriff's police said. The Youngtown, Arizona woman, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Volvo, driven by a 41-year-old Antioch Township man, also struck a tree. The driver fled on foot, according to the sheriff's office, but was later located at his nearby residence with the help of a scent-tracking police dog.

Authorities are awaiting toxicology results before determining which charges will be sought, sheriff's Sgt. Chris Covelli said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. Antioch Police Department assisted at the scene.

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