Elgin Man Pinned by Two Box Trucks on Side of Fairfield Rd North of Route 176 Near Wauconda


Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Wauconda Fire District firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to a report of a crash with injuries at North Fairfield Road north of Route 176 in Fremont Township. When sheriff’s deputies arrived they found a man, age 47, seriously injured when he was pinned between two box trucks.

A 47 year-old man was seriously injured. He was transported by Wauconda firefighter/paramedics to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was pronounced dead.

Preliminary investigation revealed that two box-style trucks, owned by the same refrigeration company, were driven southbound on North Fairfield Road, north of Route 176. The driver of the front truck, a 47 year-old man of Elgin, pulled over to the side of the road to adjust the load in the rear of the truck. The driver of the second truck, a 45 year-old man of Bloomingdale, pulled over to assist the first driver.

Apparently, the 45 year-old driver of the second truck didn’t place his truck in park prior to exiting to assist his co-worker. The box truck driven by the 45 year-old then rolled into the 47 year-old, as he was standing between the box trucks.

The 45 year-old driver was not injured.

An autopsy is scheduled by the Lake County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The incident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

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