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Posted on: October 12, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Traffic Crash in Newport Township

On October 12, 2017 at approximately 5:10AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Russell Road and Park Lane, in Newport Township, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a Volvo Tractor-Trailer and Jeep Compass, with significant damage.

Preliminary investigation shows the Jeep, driven by 38 year-old woman of Geneva, IL, was traveling eastbound on Russell Road.  For an unknown reason, she crossed the double-yellow center divider, and struck the westbound Volvo Tractor-Trailer, being driven by a 65 year-old man of Kenosha, WI.  

Due to the collision, the Volvo, carrying a 40,000-pound load, overturned and rolled into a ravine on the south side of the roadway.  The Volvo sustained major damage.  

Both drivers were transported to St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Kenosha.  The driver of the Volvo was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving.  The driver of the Jeep was treated and released.  She’s cooperating with the investigation.

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

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