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On February 28, 2023, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the 33800 block of North Oak Street, Unincorporated Grayslake, for a report of a man stuck underneath a vehicle.
A neighbor of the victim heard a loud crash. He went outside to inspect and found the victim, a 52-year-old man, underneath a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, unresponsive. The neighbor called 911.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and began CPR on the man, who was not breathing, until paramedics arrived. The man was transported via ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical, life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary investigation shows the man was changing a transmission filter on his Chevrolet. He likely raised the front end of his car by driving onto a decorative rock, ordinarily used in retaining walls. While working underneath the car, the vehicle came off the rocks and crushed the victim.
The incident remains under investigation, however, foul play does not appear to be a factor.