Wauconda Head-On Collision On Route 12 Leads To Fatality

A Wauconda head-on collision occurred early in the morning of Friday, September 18, 2020. This Wauconda head-on collision led to one driver being fatally injured. The crash involved a car and a box truck.

This traffic incident is discussed in the September 24, 2020 Lake & McHenry County Scanner article titled “Authorities identify 21-year-old man killed after crashing into box truck in Wauconda.” An excerpt mentioning the driver of the Mitsubishi, Benjamin Plasky, 21, of McHenry, who was fatally injured during the crash:

The Wauconda Fire District and Wauconda Police Department responded around 2:56 a.m. September 18 to Route 12 near Route 59 for a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries.

Officers found a white Mitsubishi Eclipse and a green International delivery truck that had crashed into each other.

A preliminary investigation showed that the International delivery truck was traveling northbound on Route 12 and the Mitsubishi was traveling southbound on Route 12.

Wauconda Police Department Public Information Officer Heather Cognac said the Mitsubishi, driven by Plasky, crossed the center median for an unknown reason and collided into the delivery truck head-on in the northbound lanes.

Plasky was declared dead at the accident scene. The driver of the box truck was not injured during the collision.

This Wauconda head-on collision is under investigation by the Wauconda Police Department and the Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT.)

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Various aspects of head-on collisions are further discussed on the “Accidents Involving Head-On Collisions” page. As seen on that page, various head-on crashes have occurred in Lake County. Due to the nature of such crashes, accident injuries are often serious if not life-threatening in nature. As they often involve one vehicle crossing the center line and colliding with an oncoming vehicle, such accidents can be unpredictable and thus hard to avoid.


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