Newport Township Car Accident Leads To Two Fatalities

A Newport Township car accident occurred early Sunday (March 8, 2020) morning. This Newport Township car accident occurred near Zion. Two men died in this car crash.

The car involved was a 2006 Infiniti sedan, and the accident scene was at West Russell Road and Delany Road.

This car crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release of March 8, 2020. That release is titled “Double Fatal Newport Township Crash.” Two excerpts:

Northbound Delany Road reaches a dead-end at Russell Road, and drivers must turn left or right onto Russell Road.  Preliminary investigation shows the Infiniti, driven by an adult male, was traveling northbound on Delany Road.  As the vehicle approached Russell Road, the driver failed to reduce their speed, drove off the east side of the roadway into an embankment.  This caused the Infiniti to go airborne for approximately 200 feet.  The vehicle was airborne as it crossed Russell Road, before crashing to the ground.  

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Excessive speed appears to be a contributing factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Both occupants of the car, the driver and a male front-seat passenger, were declared dead at the accident scene. They have been identified by the Lake County Coroner as one being 27 years old and one being 23 years old. They were subsequently identified by Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper as Angel Calderon, 23, of Beach Park, and Miguel Mandujano, 27, of Beach Park. A subsequent autopsy revealed they died from blunt force injuries caused by the accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Newport Township car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above. This double-fatal car crash is also discussed in the March 8, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “2 men in their 20s killed after car drives off embankment, goes airborne near Zion.” This article shows the accident scene.

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