1 person killed, 3 injured in two-vehicle crash in Lake County

  • The scene of a fatal accident in an unincorporated area near Waukegan on Thursday.

    The scene of a fatal accident in an unincorporated area near Waukegan on Thursday. Photo courtesy of ABC7 Chicago

 
 
Updated 5/12/2022 5:00 PM

One person was killed and three others injured in a two-vehicle crash in an unincorporated area near Waukegan Thursday morning, authorities said.

A preliminary investigation shows a Ford F150 pickup, driven by the a-year-old Streamwood man, was traveling south on Green Bay Road in the area of Johns Manville Avenue around 5:15 a.m.

 

The driver crossed the centerline and drove into the northbound lanes of traffic, according to a Lake County sheriff's office news release.

The Ford struck a Toyota Camry headed north head-on, driven by a 58-year-old woman from Waukegan. A yet unidentified front-seat passenger in the Toyota was killed in the crash, authorities said.

The driver and a third occupant in the Toyota were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford also was taken to Condell with nonlife-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Alcohol does appear to be a factor in the crash.

The Lake County coroner's office will conduct an autopsy today on the unidentified person killed.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County sheriff's office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

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