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Posted on: February 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Serious Wadsworth Traffic Crash

On February 18, 2023, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Route 41 and Route 173, Wadsworth, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found two vehicles with major damage. 

Preliminary investigation shows a Nissan Altima, driven by a 45-year-old man of Zion, was traveling westbound on Route 173.  Witnesses indicate he was driving recklessly and a high rate of speed.  The driver of the Nissan ran the red light at Route 41 and ‘T-Boned’ a southbound Ford F150, driven by a 42-year-old man of Zion.  

The driver of the Ford was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical, life-threatening injuries.  The front seat passenger in the Ford, a 50-year-old woman of Zion and two back seat passengers, a 12-year-old boy of Zion and 10-year-old girl of Zion, were all treated and released at the scene.  

The driver of the Nissan and a front seat passenger in the Nissan, a 50-year-old woman of Zion were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.  

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

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