Antioch Township SUV Rollover Crash At Route 45 and Route 173

A fatal Antioch Township SUV rollover occurred Saturday evening, January 9, 2021. This fatal Antioch Township SUV rollover occurred after a collision between the SUV and a Lexus passenger car. The accident scene was at Route 45 and Route 173. First responders began to go the traffic crash at 5:30 p.m.

This fatal Lake County rollover accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the January 10, 2021 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Fatal Antioch Township Traffic Crash.” An excerpt:

Preliminary investigation shows a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by a 59-year-old man of Mundelein, just pulled out of the gas station parking lot which is on the northwest corner of the intersection.  The driver of the Chevrolet briefly drove westbound on Route 173 and then onto the shoulder on the north side of the roadway.  The driver of the Chevrolet then attempted to make a U-turn to travel eastbound on Route 173.  As the driver made the U-turn, the Chevrolet was struck by a westbound 1999 Lexus ES 300, driven by 25-year-old male of Buffalo Grove.  This caused the Chevrolet to roll.

The front seat passenger in the Chevrolet, a 57-year-old male of Mundelein, is believed to have been ejected from the Chevrolet.  When sheriff’s deputies arrived, Good Samaritans were conducting CPR on the 57-year-old man.  He was transported via ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The 57-year-old male decedent was later identified as Eleazar Hernandez, 56, of Mundelein. According to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek he died from traumatic head injuries due to a vehicle accident.

The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to the hospital for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The driver of the Lexus was not injured.

This Antioch Township SUV rollover crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.  

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the media release mentioned above as well as other media sources, including the January 12 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “GoFundMe launched for Mundelein man killed in rollover crash near Antioch.”

Vehicle rollover accidents, including those that have happened in Lake County, are further discussed on the “Lake County Rollover Accidents” page.


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