Fatal Volo Collision On Route 120 Involving Car And SUV

There was a fatal Volo collision on Wednesday (April 18, 2018) afternoon.  The collision involved a SUV and a car on Route 120 near Ellis Drive.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, first responders began going to the accident scene just after 12:20 p.m.  The accident scene was at Route 120 at Ellis Drive.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the April 19, 2018 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Round Lake Park woman killed in Volo crash.”  An excerpt, quoting Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Sara Balmes:

Results of a preliminary investigation determined that a red sport utility vehicle driven by a 55-year-old woman from Gurnee was eastbound on Route 120 when, “for an unknown reason,” a white sedan entered the eastbound lanes of Route 120 and was struck by the SUV, officials said. The crash occurred west of Ellis Drive.

The driver of the white sedan, a 24-year-old woman from Round Lake Park, was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead, Balmes said.

The 24-year-old woman was subsequently identified by the Lake County Coroners Office as Susana Ortega, 24, of Round Lake Park.  An autopsy revealed she died from traumatic injuries due to the collision.

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

This fatal Volo collision is being investigated by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the April 19 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman killed in Volo crash” and the April 20 NBC Chicago article (with remembrances) titled “GoFundMe Set Up After Mother Of 3 Killed In North Suburban Crash.”


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