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The original item was published from 4/25/2017 4:45:26 PM to 5/10/2017 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Critical Injuries in Unincorporated Gurnee Traffic Crash

On April 24, 2017 at approximately 8:30PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 26200 block of North Grandwood Drive, unincorporated Gurnee, for a traffic crash with injuries. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they located a 2013 Kia Rio with significant damage.

Preliminary investigation shows the Kia Rio was traveling northwest on North Grandwood Drive in the area of Lakeview Terrace, when for an unknown reason the driver left the roadway and struck a tree. Following the crash, a 16 year-old male of unincorporated Gurnee, fled from the vehicle on foot. He was located a short distance away by sheriff’s deputies and transported to a local hospital due to an injury sustained in the crash.

Four other occupants remained in the vehicle. A 16 year-old male from Waukegan, a 16 year-old female from Grayslake, a 20 year-old male from Round Lake Heights, and a 21 year-old female from Waukegan. The 16 year-old from Waukegan was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center, with life-threatening injuries, where he remains in critical condition. The others were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Crash investigators are working to determine if drugs, alcohol, or speed were a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit and charges are pending.

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