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On April 28, 2017 at approximately 11:50PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Green Bay Road and 33rd Street, Beach Park, for a traffic crash with injuries. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located three vehicles with significant damage.
Preliminary investigation shows a 2010 Kia Forte, driven by a 23 year-old man of Winthrop Harbor, was traveling northbound on Green Bay Road. The driver of the Kia Forte began traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of traffic, attempting to pass a northbound Kia Sorento, driven by a 36 year-old man of Zion. The Kia Forte collided with the Kia Sorento. The Kia Forte then struck a southbound Audi A4, driven by a 26 year-old man of Beach Park, head-on.
The driver of the Kia Forte was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. The driver and four passengers in the Audi were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Kia Sorento was uninjured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.