On August 25, 2023, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic crash with injuries on Route 137 at Route 45, unincorporated Libertyville. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a motorcyclist with critical injuries.
Preliminary investigation shows a 2010 Chrysler sedan, driven by a 26-year-old man of Round Lake Beach, was traveling eastbound on Route 137. The driver of the Chrysler was attempting to make a left turn onto the ramp leading to Route 45. The driver of the Chrysler turned left, directly into the path of a westbound 2010 Yamaha motorcycle, being driven by a 56-year-old man of McHenry. The driver of the motorcycle was unable to avoid the collision and struck the Chrysler, which caused him to be thrown from the motorcycle.
The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with life-threatening, critical injuries. The driver of the Chrysler was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.