Fatal Car Accident In Lake Villa, Illinois

There was a fatal car accident in Lake Villa, Illinois early Friday morning.

The car was traveling east on Engle Drive when it left the roadway at the intersection of Engle and Nathan Hale Drive.  The car then drove into Lake Miltmore at approximately 1:50 a.m.

Four Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to extract the driver from the vehicle.

The driver was identified as Nicholas Bonilla, 18, of Lindenhurst.  He was pronounced dead at Condell Hospital.

A passenger in the car was able to escape the vehicle; she was also taken to Condell for treatment.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the November 23 TribLocal Lindenhurst & Lake Villa story titled “Man dies after driving into Lake Miltmore” as well as the MyFoxChicago November 23 article titled “Motorist killed, passenger injured when car crashes into lake.”


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.