Fatal Long Grove Collision Along Route 83 At Westmoreland Drive

On Thursday (February 27, 2020) there was a fatal Long Grove collision along Route 83. This fatal Long Grove collision involved a semi-truck and minivan. First responders began to go to the accident scene, which was in the area of Route 83 and Westmoreland Drive, at approximately 11:10 a.m. The first responders included Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, the Countryside Fire Protection District, and Mundelein Fire Department.

This fatal Lake County accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County Sheriff Office’s media release of February 27, 2020 titled “Fatal Long Grove Traffic Crash.”

An excerpt from the release:

Preliminary investigation shows a semi-truck, pulling a full-size trailer, driven by an adult male, was traveling northbound on Route 83, approaching Westmoreland Drive.  The trailer was loaded with approximately 40,000 pounds of cargo.  A 2015 Toyota minivan, driven by a 45-year-old female of Vernon Hills, was traveling southbound on Route 83, and was attempting to turn left onto eastbound Westmoreland Drive.  

The semi-truck collided with the Toyota, as the Toyota was turning left.  It appears the driver of the semi-truck tried to avoid the collision by veering right.  After colliding with the Toyota, the semi-truck struck a traffic light pole and came to rest in a ditch.  The driver of the semi-truck was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the Toyota was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with non-life-threatening injuries.  

Witnesses report the traffic light was yellow for Route 83 at the time of the crash.

This fatal Long Grove collision is under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. An autopsy is scheduled for the deceased truck driver.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above. As well, the February 27 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Semi-truck driver killed after crash with minivan in Long Grove” also includes a picture of the accident scene.

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