Flight for Life Transports 22-Month Old Girl from Crash Scene at Russell Rd and Kenosha Rd at Illinois-Wisconsin Border

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Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Winthrop Harbor, Zion and Pleasant Prairie (Wisconsin) firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:24 a.m. Monday February 12, 2018 to a report of a crash with injuries at Russell Road and Kenosha Road near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

The crash seriously injured a 22-month-old girl, who was transported from the scene by a Flight for Life helicopter.

According to Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was located just outside the city limits of Zion. The 22-month-old female was in a child restraint system at the time of the crash, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was requested to respond by 10:35 a.m., The Flight for Life crew transported a 22-month-old female for treatment of a head injury to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa near Milwaukee.

Extra firefighters were called near the scene to provide safety and protection near the Flight for Life helicopter landing zone.

There are no stop signs controlling Russell Road traffic, but Kenosha Road traffic has stop signs warning that cross traffic does not stop.

Russell Road is a two lane rural highway with a speed limit of 55 MPH. There is a small hill crest on Russell Road about 700 feet west of the intersection that obscures visibility of eastbound traffic by westbound drivers.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Toyota Camry was westbound on Russell Road and turning southbound onto Kenosha Road when a 2013 GMC Terrain mid-size crossover SUV, traveling eastbound, struck the Camry.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit responded to the scene and Russell Road was closed at least until mid-afternoon Monday between Lewis Avenue and Green Bay Road as the accident was investigated.

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