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The original item was published from 12/11/2017 11:33:28 AM to 12/26/2017 12:05:00 AM.

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Serious Avon Township Traffic Crash

On December 11, 2017 at approximately 3:20AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic crash with injuries on Rollins Road west of Route 45, Avon Township.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a Jeep Grand Cherokee with major damage.

Preliminary investigation shows the Jeep, driven by Raquel Vazquez-Cordada, 32, of the 600 block of Clarke Avenue, Waukegan, was traveling eastbound on Rollins Road, at a high rate of speed.  He lost control and drove onto the south shoulder of the roadway.  The Jeep struck a utility pole, which severed the pole and caused major damage to the Jeep.

Vazquez-Cordada, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in critical condition.  

Further investigation showed Vazquez-Cordada was driving under the influence of alcohol.  He was subsequently charged with:

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Driving without Insurance
Driving without a Valid Driver’s License

Vazquez-Cordada is due in court on January 17, 2018, at 9:00AM in courtroom C-404.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  

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