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On March 2, 2019, at approximately 11:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Peterson Road and Route 137, Libertyville Township, for a traffic crash with injuries.
Preliminary investigation shows a 2013 Mazda 6, driven by a 21-year-old of Waukegan, was traveling westbound on Peterson Road, just west of Route 137. For an unknown reason, the Mazda 6 crossed the concrete/grass median and entered the eastbound lanes of traffic. The Mazda was struck by an eastbound 2011 Toyota Sienna, driven by a 45-year-old woman of Johnsburg.
The driver of the Mazda was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was subsequently pronounced deceased. The driver of the Toyota and an 8-year-old passenger were also transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office scheduled an autopsy for the 21-year-old on Monday.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.