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Following a thorough investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit, investigators found the driver of the Cadillac Eldorado, Jeffrey Sprewell, 68, of 3500 block of West Hadley Street, Milwaukee, WI, was driving under the influence of alcohol during the time of the crash.
On January 25, 2023, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and the lead traffic crash investigator presented the facts of the case to a Lake County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury issued a True Bill of Indictment against Sprewell for two counts of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Death and one count of Reckless Homicide.
A Direct Indictment Warrant was issued and a Judge issued a $500,000.00 arrest warrant for Sprewell.
Sprewell is currently being held in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections on unrelated charges. He will be transferred to the Lake County Jail pending the conclusion of the Wisconsin case.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Fatal Beach Park Traffic Crash
On October 16, 2022, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Green Bay road and Adelaide Avenue, Beach Park, for a traffic crash with injuries. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located two vehicles with heavy damage.
Preliminary investigation shows a Cadillac Eldorado, driven by a 68-year-old man of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was traveling southbound on Green Bay Road, in the area of Adelaide Avenue. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Cadillac veered into the northbound lanes of traffic and struck a northbound Chevrolet Aveo, driven by a 31-year-old woman of Zion.
A passenger in the Cadillac, a 55-year-old woman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sustained major injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Cadillac was transported via ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported via ambulance to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.