There was a fatal Warren Township crash that involved a “head-on collision” on Saturday (July 28, 2018) afternoon. The driver who died was identified as a 70-year-old woman from Grayslake.
According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a July 29, 2018 media release titled “Critical Warren Township Crash,” Sheriff’s Deputies went to the accident scene at approximately 4:35 p.m. The accident occurred on Route 45 north of West Cottage Avenue.
An excerpt from the media release:
Preliminary investigation shows a 2011 Kia Soul, driven by a male juvenile of Round Lake Beach, was traveling northbound on Route 45. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Kia crossed the double-yellow center lane divider and entered the southbound lane of traffic. The Kia Soul struck a southbound 2003 Toyota Corolla, driven by a 70-year-old female of Grayslake.
The driver of the Toyota, later identified as Katherine Lewis, died after being taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The driver of the Kia suffered accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature. That driver was also taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center.
A small fire started in the engine compartment of the Toyota following the crash.
This fatal Warren Township crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County crash can be seen in the media release mentioned above, as well as the July 29 Daily Herald article titled “Grayslake woman, 70, dies following head-on crash in Warren Township.”
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