On Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at approximately 10:30 AM, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a traffic crash with injuries on Illinois Route 83 north of Eagles Nest Road in Antioch Township. Upon their arrival, sheriff’s deputies located a red 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe with crash damage in the yard of a residence in the 40600 block of Illinois Route 83.
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 72-year-old male from Antioch, was unresponsive. Sheriff’s deputies removed the driver from the vehicle and began life-saving measures. Antioch Fire Department paramedics arrived and continued to attempt life-saving measures. The driver was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation indicated the vehicle was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 83. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway eastbound and struck a tree in the front yard of a residence. Impairment, whether from a medical condition, alcohol, or other drugs, is not known at this time. The identification of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of his next-of-kin.
The investigation will continue through the Sheriff’s Office’s Technical Crash Investigations Team.