21-year-old man dies after two-vehicle crash in Wauconda

  • The driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse was ejected from his car and died when it collided with a box truck early Friday morning on Route 12 in Wauconda, according to police.

      The driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse was ejected from his car and died when it collided with a box truck early Friday morning on Route 12 in Wauconda, according to police. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • A 21-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Friday morning on Route 12 in Wauconda.

    A 21-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Friday morning on Route 12 in Wauconda. courtesy of wauconda police department

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 9/18/2020 2:51 PM

One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Wauconda early Friday morning.

Wauconda Fire Protection District officials said a box truck traveling north on Route 12 just south of the Route 176 intersection collided with a passenger vehicle just before 3 a.m. Friday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Wauconda police officials reported the passenger vehicle, a white Mitsubishi Eclipse, was headed southbound on Route 12 near Route 59 and crossed into the northbound lanes for an unknown reason and collided with the green box truck.

The force of the collision ejected the unidentified 21-year-old male driver of the passenger vehicle, fire officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 62-year-old driver of the box truck was treated at the scene.

Northbound Route 12 and Route 176 were closed for several hours but were reopened before noon. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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