Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies have charged a man after striking two horses and fleeing the scene in his totaled vehicle.
On June 27, 2023, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 18400 block of West Casey Road in Unincorporated Grayslake, for a report of two horses that were deceased in the roadway. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and determined the two horses were struck by a vehicle and the driver fled from the scene. Sheriff’s deputies recovered parts of the offending vehicle and identified the vehicle as a Nissan pickup truck. Both horses died after being struck.
A short time later, a Park City Police Officer discovered a man removing items from a heavily damaged Nissan Frontier in the 3300 block of Judy Lane, Park City. Further investigation revealed the man was the driver of the vehicle that struck the horses. He was subsequently transported to an area hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.
Sheriff’s deputies spoke to the man, Nabor Carrillo, 56, of the 3300 block of Judy Lane, Park City, at the hospital. Sheriff’s deputies charged the man with driving with a suspended driver’s license and leaving the scene of an accident. The man will appear in Lake County Branch Court in August.
It was determined four horses escaped from an enclosed farm in the area. The other two horses were located and returned to the individuals responsible for them. Lake County Animal Care & Control was notified of the situation.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.