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Posted on: November 21, 2021

Fatal Unincorporated Gurnee Traffic Crash

On November 20, 2021, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic crash with injuries on Route 41 at Stearns School Road, Unincorporated Gurnee.  

Preliminary investigation shows a 2022 Hyundai, being driven by a 58-year-old man of Mount Prospect, was traveling northbound on Route 41.  The driver of the Hyundai began making a left turn onto westbound Stearns School Road.  At the same time, a 2020 Subaru, being driven by a 64-year-old woman of Gurnee, was traveling southbound on Route 41.  The Subaru collided with the Hyundai in the intersection.

The driver of the Hyundai was uninjured.  The driver of the Subaru initially appeared to have minor injuries.  Shortly after arriving at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, the woman’s condition deteriorated, and she appeared to be paralyzed from the neck down.  Due to the severity of the injuries, the Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit was activated.

Around 7:00 p.m., crash investigators learned the woman passed away at the hospital.  

The Lake County Coroner’s Office scheduled an autopsy on the woman for November 22, 2021.

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