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On April 18, 2023, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to West Dressel Road and Douglas Avenue in unincorporated Antioch for a traffic crash with injuries. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) with major damage.
Preliminary investigation shows a 56-year-old man of unincorporated Antioch was driving the UTV and a 50-year-old woman of unincorporated Antioch was in the front passenger seat of the UTV. The driver of the UTV was traveling westbound on West Dressel Road just west of Douglas Avenue. For an unknown reason the driver veered off the south side of the roadway and struck a large tree. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt or helmet, and both were partially ejected from the vehicle.
Both the driver and the passenger sustained major injuries, and both were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded and an autopsy for both the driver and the passenger is being scheduled.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.