Round Lake Fatal Collision On Route 60 Near Kristina Lane

A Round Lake fatal collision involved two vehicles Wednesday (January 8, 2020) evening. One driver, a 43-year-old man from McHenry, was killed in this Round Lake fatal collision. The accident was a “head-on collision” that happened after one vehicle crossed the center line and ran into an oncoming car.

This Round Lake fatal collision is discussed in various media sources, including the January 11, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “43-year-old man killed in head-on crash in Round Lake.” An excerpt:

The Round Lake Police Department, Grayslake Fire Department and Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to Route 60 east of Cedar Lake Road in Round Lake for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said that a 43-year-old McHenry man was traveling in a compact sedan on Route 60 near Kristina Lane when another vehicle crossed over the center line and struck the man’s vehicle head-on.

The McHenry man was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The Lake County Coroner, Dr. Howard Cooper, confirmed that he died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

According to Cooper, the other driver was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of accident injuries.

This Round Lake fatal collision remains under investigation. Additional details can be seen in the article mentioned above.

“Head-on collisions” are highly physically traumatic to all vehicle occupants. As seen in many Chicago-area accidents of this type – including those in Lake County summarized on this site – such accidents often result in serious accident injuries. It is common for such accidents to result in one or more fatalities. As it is often difficult to predict when a vehicle will cross the center line, avoiding hitting a vehicle that has crossed the center line can be extremely difficult. Additional discussion of “head-on collisions” can be seen on the “Accidents Involving ‘Head-On Collisions’” page.


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