Buffalo Grove man killed after crashing into tree

Updated 7/11/2021 11:23 AM

A 28-year-old Buffalo Grove man was killed late Friday afternoon when his car crashed into a tree along Route 53 in Long Grove, authorities said.

The crash occurred around 4:10 p.m. just southwest of Robert Parker Coffin Road.


Lake County sheriff's deputies arrived to find a 2005 Toyota Camry with major damage. The driver was the sole occupant. He sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

A preliminary investigation showed that the Toyota was traveling southwest on Route 53. The driver failed to negotiate a slight curve of Robert Parker Coffin Road and drove off the roadway. The car struck a large tree about 10 feet off the roadway, authorities said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The crash remains under investigation.

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