Gurnee Route 41 Crash Results In Fatal Accident Injuries

A Gurnee Route 41 crash resulted in a fatality on Monday, February 10, 2020. The vehicle, a Mitsubishi Endeavor, was said to be previously involved in another crash. The driver of the Endeavor reportedly fled that accident scene before crashing on Route 41.

This Gurnee Route 41 crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the February 15, 2020 Lake Forest – Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Coroner IDs Woman Killed In Route 41 Crash.” An excerpt:

The Lake County Coroner’s Office has identified the 70-year-old woman killed in a crash on Route 41 in Gurnee this past week. Jolanta Kubala of Wadsworth was driving a Mitsubishi Endeavor south on Route 41 at Route 21 when the vehicle ran into a semi truck, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Just moments before the fatal collision at 7:20 p.m. on Feb. 10, the Mitsibushi was involved in a hit-and-run collision near Fuller Road and Stearns School Road, authorities said. In that crash, the Mitsibushi ran into the back of a 2008 Nissan carryall.

In addition to the fatal injuries suffered by Jolanta Kubala, the semi truck driver and (from the first accident) the driver of the Nissan were also injured and hospitalized. Their injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

This Gurnee Route 41 crash remains under investigation by the Gurnee Police Department and Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT.)

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the February 11 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “70-year-old woman dies after fleeing crash, striking semi-truck in Gurnee.”

Many accidents in which drivers have left the accident scene (i.e. “hit & run” accidents) have occurred in Lake County. Drivers elect to flee the accident scene for various reasons. On this site, various such “hit & runs” are summarized in posts found under the “Hit & Run” category.


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