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Posted on: July 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Unincorporated Wauconda Traffic Crash

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a fatal three-wheeled motorcycle (trike) versus vehicle crash that occurred today.  

On July 18, 2023, at approximately 1:00 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Route 12 and Lake Shore Drive, unincorporated Wauconda, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located two people with critical injuries.  

Preliminary investigation shows a Ford Escort, driven by a 65-year-old woman of Downers Grove, was stopped in the inside lane of southbound Route 12, due to a mechanical issue.  A Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic, driven by a 69-year-old man of Northbrook was traveling southbound, in the inside lane of Route 12.  The driver of the Harley-Davidson struck the Ford, causing the Harley-Davidson to roll several times.  The driver and his passenger, a 63-year-old woman of Northbrook, were thrown from the Harley-Davidson. 

The passenger of the Harley-Davidson was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where she was subsequently pronounced deceased.  The driver of the Harley-Davidson was also transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.

The driver of the Ford and her passenger, a 67-year-old woman of Naperville, were uninjured.  

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

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