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.