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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Teen Killed in Unincorporated Wauconda Crash

On May 11, 2022, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a serious traffic crash in the 29300 block of North Callahan Road, Unincorporated Wauconda.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a 2000 Jeep Wrangler rolled over, with major damage.

Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Jeep, an 18-year-old male of Wauconda, was traveling northbound on Callahan Road, just north of Old Rand Road.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Jeep failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and drove onto the gravel shoulder.  The driver then overcorrected, which caused the Jeep to slide into a ditch on the west side of the roadway.  The Jeep then struck several large rocks, causing it to roll.  The driver, who does not appear to have been wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected and sustained major injuries.  The driver was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy is being conducted this morning.    

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

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