Warren Township Fatal Crash Along Stearns School Road

A Warren Township fatal crash occurred Saturday (March 6, 2021) night near Lindenhurst. This single-vehicle Warren Township fatal crash happened as the car was traveling along Stearns School Road.

This double-fatal crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the March 7, 2021 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Warren Township Double Fatal Crash.” An excerpt:

On March 6, 2021, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Stearns School Road east of Route 45, Warren Township, for a traffic crash with injures.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found a 2009 Audi TTS with extreme damage.

Preliminary investigation shows the Audi, driven by a 23-year-old man of Waukegan, was traveling westbound on Stearns School Road at a high rate of speed.  The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail on the north side of the roadway.  A passenger in the vehicle, a 23-year-old man of Hainesville, was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected.  Both the driver and the passenger sustained major injuries.   

Both the driver and passenger were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of their accident injuries. Both of the men were later declared deceased. The men were identified as Silvano Aldana-Macias, 23, of Waukegan, and Gerardo Cruz, 23, of Hainesville.

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

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Warren Township fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources. The Lake & McHenry County Scanner article of March 8, 2021 titled “Authorities identify two Lake County men who were killed in high-speed crash near Lindenhurst” also discusses the crash and has accident scene photos.

Various characteristics of high-speed driving and the accidents that such driving can result in is further discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page. As discussed on that page, speeding in general carries increased risks. Traveling at excessive speeds can both increase the possibility of crashing as well as increase the likelihood of serious accident injuries. Various statistics concerning the topics are cited on the page.


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