Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Grayslake firefighter/paramedics responded about December 11, 2017 at approximately 3:20 AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic crash with injuries on Rollins Road west of Route 45, Avon Township. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a Jeep Grand Cherokee with major damage. The crash was reported on Rollins Road about one-half mile west of Route 45 with a ComEd utility pole down. No arcing or sparking was reported.
Preliminary investigation shows the Jeep, driven by Raquel Vazquez-Cordada, 32, of the 600 block of Clarke Avenue, Waukegan, was traveling eastbound on Rollins Road, at a high rate of speed. Vazquez-Cordada lost control of his SUV and drove onto the south shoulder of the roadway. The Jeep struck a utility pole, which severed the pole and caused major damage to the Jeep.
Firefighter/paramedics used a power cutter extrication tool for a quick extrication.
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Vazquez-Cordada, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in critical condition.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee was split in half by the force of the crash, and was towed on a flatbed truck.
Further investigation showed Vazquez-Cordada was driving under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently charged with …
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Driving without Insurance
Driving without a Valid Driver’s License
Vazquez-Cordada is scheduled for court on January 17, 2018, at 9:00 AM in courtroom C-404.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. Rollins Road was closed between
Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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