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On July 28, 2018 at approximately 4:35PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Route 45 north of West Cottage Avenue, Warren Township, for a traffic crash with injuries. Preliminary investigation shows a 2011 Kia Soul, driven by a male juvenile of Round Lake Beach, was traveling northbound on Route 45. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Kia crossed the double-yellow center lane divider and entered the southbound lane of traffic. The Kia Soul struck a southbound 2003 Toyota Corolla, driven by a 70-year-old female of Grayslake.The first Sheriff’s Deputy arrived and found a small fire in the engine compartment of the Toyota. The Sheriff’s Deputy successfully extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher. The driver of the Kia sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota sustained critical, life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.