Fatal Car Rollover Accident In Unincorporated Wauconda

A fatal car rollover accident happened Friday (January 3, 2020) near Wauconda. This fatal car rollover accident occurred along West Neville Road, just west of Darrell Road, in Unincorporated Wauconda. This crash was a single-vehicle accident that occurred after the car left the roadway.

This fatal car rollover accident is discussed in a various media sources, including the January 3, 2020 Lake County Sheriff Office media release titled “Fatal Unincorporated Wauconda Traffic Crash.” An excerpt from the release:

Preliminary investigation shows a 2016 Lincoln MKC was traveling westbound on West Neville Road just west of Darrell Road.  For an unknown reason, the driver left the roadway on the south side of the road and struck a tree.  After striking the tree, the Lincoln rolled back into the middle of the roadway.  The driver of the vehicle was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver was the sole occupant of the Lincoln MKC.

The driver was later identified as Michael Gaul, 54, of McHenry. An autopsy performed by the Lake County Coroner’s Office revealed that he died from a medical event before the crash.

This fatal car rollover accident is being investigated by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the media release.

Rollover accidents often lead to serious, if not life-threatening accident injuries. Various aspects of such rollover crashes – including causes of these incidents – is discussed on the “Lake County Rollover Accidents” page. As discussed on that page, one of the best ways to avoid serious injuries during accidents – and especially those in which the vehicle overturns – is to wear a seat belt. Various statistics quoted on that page indicate the benefit of wearing seat belts should a vehicle roll over.

These types of crashes are inherently very physically traumatic to all vehicle occupants. One of the reasons for the elevated level of trauma is that vehicle rollovers usually occur at higher speeds.


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


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