On May 18, 2019, at approximately 5:00AM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Inverness Police Officers regarding an injured 13-year-old boy who had been transported from the 1100 block of Glencrest Drive, Inverness, to St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates.
Further investigation revealed the boy was likely the victim of a hit-and-run traffic crash which occurred on Route 59, south of Route 22, in Cuba Township. Preliminary investigation shows the boy was riding his bicycle on Route 59, when struck by an unknown vehicle, between approximately 3:00AM and 3:50AM on May 18th. An unknown person then provided the boy a ride to his Inverness home. The boy’s parents woke up, found the boy seriously injured and called 911.
Shortly after arriving at St. Alexius Hospital the boy was transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago due to the extent of his injuries.
Evidence of the hit-and-run crash was recovered at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
Anyone with information about this crash is encouraged to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.