Fatal Auto Accident In Gurnee, Illinois

There was a fatal car accident in Gurnee, Illinois on April 15, 2013.  The accident happened near Greenleaf Street and Oglesby Avenue at approximately 2:00 p.m.

According to Gurnee Police, a 2003 Saturn station wagon was traveling southbound on Greenleaf, when it made a sharp left turn in front of a van also traveling southbound.  The vehicles collided, with the van striking the driver’s side of the station wagon.

Junior J. Brewer, 82, of Zion, and his wife  Edna L. Ezell-Brewer, 80 were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center.  Junior Brewer died at the hospital; his wife’s condition is unknown.

The driver of the van, Robert P. Denz Jr., 54, of Mundelein, was treated for minor injuries at Advocate Condell Medical Center.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the April 16 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Elderly man killed in Gurnee Crash” as well as the April 16 Daily Herald article titled “One dead after Gurnee Car Crash.”


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.