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The original item was published from 2/4/2017 4:37:51 PM to 2/8/2017 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: February 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Wauconda Single Vehicle Crash

On February 2nd, 2017, at approximately 5:15 PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Darrell Road south of Case Road, Wauconda, for a single vehicle accident.

Preliminary investigation shows a 2000 Buick Regal, traveling northbound on Darrell Road south of Case Road drove off the roadway into a ditch and eventually struck a tree head on. The driver of the Buick, a 62-year-old man from Wonder Lake, IL, was transported to the hospital. Shortly after arriving at the hospital he was pronounced deceased.

Crash investigators responded to the scene and continue to investigate if drugs, alcohol, and/or speed were a factor in the crash.

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

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