Route 41 Single-Vehicle Crash North Of Westleigh Road

A Route 41 single-vehicle crash occurred early Friday (March 29, 2019) north of Westleigh Road. At the time of the crash, the vehicle was traveling northbound. One person died and three other people were injured. The woman that died was later identified as Sierra Riley, 20, of Zion.

Details regarding this Route 41 single-vehicle crash are limited at this time. The reason for the crash is not known at this time; however, according to at least one source excessive speed may have played a role in the crash.

An excerpt regarding this accident, which appears to have involved a loss of vehicle control for an unknown reason, from the March 29, 2019 Daily Herald article titled “One dead, three injured in crash on Route 41 in Lake Forest“:

Lake Forest police and fire responded to the single-vehicle crash on northbound Route 41, north of Westleigh Road, at 3:56 a.m.

Authorities said the vehicle appeared to have been heading north when it left the highway at a bend in the road. It hit several trees before coming to a rest down a steep embankment.

This Route 41 single-vehicle crash remains under investigation by the Lake Forest Police Department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 29 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Deadly Crash Closes Northbound Route 41 In Lake Forest” and the April 3 Lake Forest – Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Dead Passenger Identified In Fiery Lake Forest Crash On Route 41.”

Additional discussion regarding loss of vehicle control accidents can be seen on the “Lake County Loss Of Control Accidents” page. As discussed on that page, loss of control can be caused by many different factors. Some of these factors, such as traffic hazards, are beyond the driver’s control. However, other crashes in which the driver loses control of the vehicle are caused by driver negligence.

If the vehicle leaves the roadway, often it will collide with a fixed object such as a tree, utility poll or other fixed object. These collisions often lead to serious, if not life-threatening injuries.


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