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The original item was published from 3/1/2022 9:21:08 AM to 3/23/2022 12:00:00 AM.

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Driver Charged in Fatal Hit & Run

Lake County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigators concluded their investigation into this hit and run crash, which took hundreds of investigative hours.  

The investigation led them to Amanda Cisneros-Elacio, 20, of the 800 block of East Old Willow Road, Prospect Heights.  The investigation indicated Cisneros-Elacio was driving the Audi when it struck Glowik.  Extensive investigation by sheriff’s crash investigators and sheriff’s detectives confirmed Cisneros-Elacio was indeed responsible for striking Glowik and fleeing from the scene.  

Following the conclusion of the investigation, which consisted of dozens of interviews, subpoenaed records, records obtained via search warrant, reviewing video surveillance, and more, sheriff’s crash investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Cisneros-Elacio on February 28, 2022 for one count of failure to report an accident causing death.  A Lake County Judge set bond on the warrant at $500,000.00.

Following the issuance of the warrant, Cisneros-Elacio was arrested by sheriff’s crash investigators at her residence, without incident.  She currently remains held at the Lake County Jail on $500,000.00 bail, pending an initial court hearing scheduled for this morning in courtroom T020.

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “I am very proud of our traffic crash investigators and sheriff’s detectives who were relentless in their pursuit to locate the person responsible for leaving the scene of this deadly crash.  If the driver had only stopped and called for help, maybe the young man who died would have had an opportunity to survive.  I hope this arrest provides the victim’s family with the first steps toward closure.”  

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

UPDATE: Offending Vehicle Located (Issued 10/15/2021)

This week, Lake County Sheriff’s Crash Investigators seized a vehicle believed to have struck and killed Wojciech Glowik.  The 2014 Audi Q5 was located at a body shop in Wheeling.  

Alert staff at the body shop saw social media posts and traditional media reports regarding the vehicle and where the likely damage would be.  After seeing the damage on the Audi Q5, the employees believed it was likely the vehicle involved in the fatal hit-and-run crash.  They then contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  

Lake County Sheriff’s Crash Investigators responded to the body shop and found the damage was indeed consistent with the vehicle that fled, as pieces left at the scene matched the vehicle in the body shop.  The vehicle is now in the custody of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, where traffic crash investigators have been processing it for evidence.  

Sheriff John D. Idleburg commented, “I am incredibly thankful for the alert and honest staff at the auto repair shop.  They played an integral role in us being able to process the vehicle for evidence and advance our investigation.  Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Mr. Glowik and we will do everything in our power to seek justice in this case.”     

The investigation continues at this time.

Pedestrian in Critical Condition Following Indian Creek Hit-and-Run (Issued 10/9/2021)

On October 9, 2021, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 200 block of Route 45 in Indian Creek for a report of a person down.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located an unconscious 22-year-old man of Glenview.  Sheriff’s deputies quickly determined the man had been struck by a vehicle.

The pedestrian was transported via ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries.

Preliminary investigation shows the pedestrian was walking on or near the roadway.  Based on evidence recovered, traffic crash investigators believe he was struck by a passing white Audi SUV, that was traveling southeast on Route 45.  The driver of the Audi did not stop after striking the man and continued southeast on Route 45.

Should you see a white Audi SUV with new damage to the front of the car, please call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, at 847-549-5200, so crash investigators can follow-up.  If you have any information about the crash or know who may have been driving the Audi, please call.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office urges the driver of the Audi to come forward.

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

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