Driver Dies Following Crash On Route 120 In Grayslake

There was a crash Friday night (May 13, 2016) in Grayslake after which a woman died.

According to the Grayslake Police Department, the crash happened just before 11:00 p.m. on Route 120 (Belvidere Road) near Battershall Road.  The crash happened as a westbound vehicle and another vehicle had a “head-on collision” for a currently undetermined or undisclosed reason.  The accident also involved two other vehicles.

The woman driving the westbound vehicle, identified as Malia Johnson, 54, was trapped inside her vehicle as a result of the head-on collision.  She was extricated and taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of her accident injuries.  She later died.

None of the other people involved in the accident were seriously hurt.

The accident remains under investigation by The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team as well as Grayslake Police.

Additional details regarding this fatal Lake County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 16 Lake County News-Sun article (with remembrances) titled “Route 120 crash claims life of Hainesville chiropractor” as well as the May 18 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Hainesville Chiropractor Dies in Grayslake Crash.”


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