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On October 9, 2022, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Route 45 and Rollins Road, Unincorporated Gurnee, for a traffic crash with injuries. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found five individuals ejected from one vehicle.
Preliminary investigation shows the driver of a GMC Envoy, a 34-year-old man of Mundelein, was traveling westbound on Rollins Road. He was attempting to make a left turn onto southbound Route 45. The driver of the GMC turned left on a yellow light and was struck by an eastbound Ford pickup truck, driven by a 22-year-old man of Round lake, which was traveling through the intersection.
Five occupants from the GMC were ejected upon impact. This includes a 2-year-old boy, a 4-year-old boy, 24-year-old woman, 31-year-old woman, and 63-year-old woman, all of Mundelein. Those five were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical to serious injuries, however, all have been stabilized and are expected to survive. The driver of the GMC was also transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with serious injuries. A 62-year-old front seat passenger was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center, but pronounced deceased shortly after arriving.
It appears the children were sitting on the laps of two of the backseat passengers. All of those ejected were unrestrained.
The driver of the Ford was treated by paramedics at the scene. Two passengers in the Ford, a 19-year-old man of Round Lake Beach, and a 19-year-old man of Round Lake Heights, were transported to Lake Forest Hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.
A westbound Toyota Venza was struck by debris immediately following the crash. None of the occupants of the Toyota were injured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.