Fatal Single-Car Accident In Waukegan

There was a fatal car accident Thursday (August 25, 2016) night in Waukegan.  The accident involved a loss of control of the car.

According to Waukegan Police, the single-vehicle accident happened on Westmoreland Avenue at Crescent Avenue, as show below:

According to the Waukegan Police Department, the accident happened at approximately 11:00 p.m., as the car was heading southbound on Westmoreland Avenue.  The driver lost control of the car and the car struck a utility pole at Crescent Avenue.

The driver was identified as David C. Collins, 20, of North Chicago.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.  At the time of the crash, he was not wearing a seat belt.

An excerpt from the Lake County News-Sun article of August 26, 2016, titled “Driver killed when car strikes utility pole in Waukegan“:

The Waukegan Police Department’s Traffic Division is investigating the crash and believes that speed was a factor. More information about how fast the car was going at impact is expected to be learned next week when the car’s black box is downloaded.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal car collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County News-Sun article mentioned above, as well as the August 26 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Man, 20, killed in single-car crash in Waukegan.”


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