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Posted on: May 12, 2019

Fatal Beach Park Traffic Crash

On May 12, 2019, at approximately 2:30AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Green Bay Road and Kenosha Road, Beach Park, for a traffic crash with injuries.  When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, they found a red 2014 Nissan Altima had been involved in a single-vehicle crash and there was major damage to the vehicle.  The Altima also struck the Benton Township Assessor’s Office Building (40020 N Green Bay Road).

Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Nissan, a 36-year-old male of Chicago, was traveling southwest on Kenosha Road.  As the driver approached Green Bay Road (controlled by a stop sign), the driver didn’t stop, crossed Green Bay Road, struck an embankment, and then struck the Benton Township Assessor’s Office.  

The driver of the vehicle was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, via Flight for Life Helicopter, with critical life-threatening injuries.  The front-seat passenger, a 23-year-old male of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, was transported to Vista East Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  The back-seat passenger, a 23-year-old male (home address undetermined at this time), was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and is scheduling an autopsy for the back-seat passenger.  

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

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