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On March 18, 2018, at 11:10 AM the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a field located at 20303 W. Winchester Rd in unincorporated Mundelein after three juvenile hikers found a gold 2010 Toyota Prius crashed into a tree. The female juvenile hikers believed there was an occupant inside the vehicle.
Once deputies arrived, they located the Toyota approximately ½ mile south of Winchester Rd and approximately 1/3 mile east of Rt 83 with a deceased white male in the driver’s seat.
Preliminary investigation shows the Toyota was traveling eastbound on Winchester Road, east of Route 83. The vehicle entered the field, traveled south through the field and struck a tree.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office will provide the identity of the deceased male victim pending an autopsy and proper notification.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.