2 Children Ejected in Fatal Crash of SUV with Wall on Westbound I-94 Near Buckley Rd (Route 137); Total 6 People Hurt

Gurnee firefighter/paramedics and Illinois State Police responded about 9:35 AM Saturday to a report of crash with an ejection and injuries on westbound I-94 near Buckley Rd Route 137 Libertyville, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics initially received a report of an SUV crash into the median wall on northbound I-94 near Route 132. The crash was actually on westbound I-94 (northbound) just north of Buckley Road — near the curve between Buckley Road (Route 137) and Belvidere Road (Route 120).

Two boys, age 10 and age 11, were ejected out the driver’s side back seat window of a Lincoln Navigator. Both boys were rushed to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. One of the boys had no pulse and no respirations at the scene, but was pronounced dead after he arrived at Condell Medical Center.

Five other people were also transported to Condell Medical Center. Firefighters/paramedics from Gurnee, Libertyville and Newport were on the scene.

All lanes of Northbound I-94 were blocked from about 9:35 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the start of the Memorial Day Weekend.

Motorists were forced to exit at Buckley Road. A backup on westbound I-94 (northbound) extended back to about Route 60. Traffic was also diverted off of I-94 at Route 176.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of a report of a crash with two ejection and injuries on westbound I-94 near Buckley Rd Route 137 Libertyville, IL) …


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