Head-On Crash with Tow Truck Injures Driver of Nissan Pathfinder on Fairfield Rd Near Bonner Rd Near Wauconda

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Wauconda firefighter/paramedics responded at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016 to a crash with injuries at Fairfield Road south of Bonner Road, in unincorporated Wauconda.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they located two vehicles — a Chevrolet flatbed tow truck and a Nissan Pathfinder with extensive damage. The driver of the Nissan was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center, and was listed in critical condition. The driver and passenger in the Chevrolet Tow Truck were uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling southbound on Fairfield Road south of Bonner Road. A 1998 Chevrolet flatbed tow truck, which was towing a van, was traveling northbound on Fairfield Road in the same area. For an unknown reason, the driver of the 2002 Nissan crossed the double yellow center-line, and struck the northbound Chevrolet Tow Truck.

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