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On February 5, 2022, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a multivehicle crash with injuries in the area of Sheridan Road and Yorkhouse Road, Beach Park. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located three vehicles, two with major damage.
Preliminary investigation shows the driver of a 2010 Subaru crossover, driven by a 42-year-old man of Fitchburg, WI, was traveling northbound on Sheridan Road, approaching Yorkhouse Road. According to witnesses, the driver of the Subaru was driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed.
The driver of the Subaru attempted to pass a northbound 2006 Honda Civic, driven by a 20-year-old man of Zion. While passing, the Subaru struck the Honda which caused both vehicles to lose control. The Honda went off the roadway and struck a tree. The Subaru continued northbound for several hundred feet, then went off the roadway, striking a utility pole, which then caused it to roll. The Subaru then struck a northbound 2002 GMC Sierra, driven by a 39-year-old man of Zion.
The driver of the Subaru was transported to Vista East Medical Center in critical condition. The driver of the Honda and his front-seat passenger, a 21-year-old man of Zion, were transported to Vista East Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the GMC and his passenger, a 7-year-old boy, were uninjured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.