Unincorporated Lake Villa Crash Involving SUV Leaving The Roadway

There was a Lake County crash Tuesday (April 3, 2018) in unincorporated Lake Villa.  The crash involved a SUV leaving the roadway and crashing into a gas line.

An excerpt from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office April 4, 2018 media release titled “Unincorporated Lake Villa Single Vehicle Collision“:

On April 3, 2018, at approximately 4:55 PM the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Route 45 north of Grand Avenue in unincorporated Lake Villa. Witnesses reported the vehicle went off the roadway and struck a gas line.

The preliminary accident investigation indicated that a 2000 Ford Expedition SUV had been traveling southbound on Route 45 and the SUV leaving the roadway to the east.  It is not known what caused this apparent loss of vehicle control.

The driver, the vehicle’s sole occupant, was identified as a 16-year-old male.  He was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries, and was reported to be in critical condition.

The truck struck a gas line, and caused a significant leak.

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

Additional details regarding this Lake County crash that caused critical injuries can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.


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