On March 3, 2017 at approximately 10:20AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 45 and Edwards Road, unincorporated Antioch, for a traffic crash with injuries. Route 45 is a two-lane road in this area.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a 2010 Kia Forte with extensive damage. Preliminary investigation indicates the Kia was traveling southbound on Route 45, being driven by a 58 year-old man of Wildwood (there were no passengers in the vehicle). Witnesses report the driver of the Kia was attempting to pass other vehicles when he lost control. The Kia left the roadway and struck a tree.
The driver was extricated from the Kia and transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville via helicopter, with critical injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.