On January 9, 2021, at approximately 5:30PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Route 45 and Route 173, Antioch Township, for a traffic crash with injuries. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a rollover traffic crash.
Preliminary investigation shows a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by a 59-year-old man of Mundelein, just pulled out of the gas station parking lot which is on the northwest corner of the intersection. The driver of the Chevrolet briefly drove westbound on Route 173 and then onto the shoulder on the north side of the roadway. The driver of the Chevrolet then attempted to make a U-turn to travel eastbound on Route 173. As the driver made the U-turn, the Chevrolet was struck by a westbound 1999 Lexus ES 300, driven by 25-year-old male of Buffalo Grove. This caused the Chevrolet to roll.
The front seat passenger in the Chevrolet, a 57-year-old male of Mundelein, is believed to have been ejected from the Chevrolet. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, Good Samaritans were conducting CPR on the 57-year-old man. He was transported via ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The driver of the Chevrolet was transported via ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Lexus was uninjured.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded and an autopsy is being scheduled for the passenger of the Chevrolet.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.