Unincorporated Gurnee Car Crash Results In A Fatality

A fatal unincorporated Gurnee car crash occurred early Friday (August 9, 2019) morning. This unincorporated Gurnee car crash was a single-vehicle accident.

The crash is discussed in the August 9, 2019 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Fatal Unincorporated Gurnee Traffic Crash.” An excerpt:

On August 9, 2019, at approximately 1:30AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 41 north of Kilbourne Road, Unincorporated Gurnee, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and were assisted by Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department.  A 2001 Jaguar X was located in the trees, east of the roadway, with heavy damage.

Preliminary investigation shows the Jaguar, driven by a 41-year-old man of Waukegan, was traveling northbound on Route 41, just north of Kilbourne Road.  The driver lost control of the vehicle and the Jaguar went off the roadway, striking at least one tree. 

A 28-year-old male passenger from Beach Park was declared dead at the accident scene. The driver of the car was seriously injured and taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of accident injuries.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this unincorporated Gurnee car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.

Loss of control accidents continue to be a significant cause of vehicle accident injuries. The topic of loss of vehicle control accidents is further discussed on the “Lake County Loss Of Control Accidents” page. Reasons for such accidents are discussed, and a number of such crashes that have happened in Lake County are highlighted. As well, what to do if you have been injured in such an accident are discussed. Recommendations include those involving both medical and legal issues.


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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