Wheeling police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:04 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 to a report of a crash with extrication at Hintz Road and Milwaukee Avenue. Wheeling’s Ambulance 42’s crew was in the area about a quarter-mile south of the scene, and was first to arrive. Wheeling Battalion Chief 23 on arrival reported three vehicles involved with heavy damage.
Three people were removed from their vehicles with multiple extrication operations. Lincolnshire Squad 51’s crew was immediately requested to the scene because of the need of extra extrication crews. A fourth and fifth ambulance were requested to the scene by 2:13 p.m. with Northbrook Ambulance 10 and Mount Prospect Ambulance 14 assigned. A sixth ambulance was requested to the scene by 2:24 p.m. with Arlington Heights Ambulance 4 assigned. Six people were transported to area hospitals.
A 16 year-old girl died as the result of her injuries, and two people suffered critical injuries. The identity of the 16-year-old girl who died was not immediately disclosed, but was released Sunday. Alyssa Lendino, age 16, was pronounced dead at Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge at 5:21 p.m. Saturday.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.
NOTE: Wheeling Police Department (Illinois) is an encrypted radio police agency, and is not known to have any social media accounts to alert citizens about major public safety emergencies. Also, the official Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Village of Wheeling did not have any notifications about the fatal crash, such as it’s occurrence, road and lane closures, and estimated duration of road and lane closures.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E42 E23 Prospect Heights E39
TRUCK(S): Q ?? T ?? T ?? TL ??
SQUAD(S): Lincolnshire-Riverwoods SQD51
CHIEF(S): BC24 BC9 2400 2401 Prospect Heights 901
EMS: A24 A23 A42 Northbrook A10 Mount Prospect A14 Arlington Heights A4
CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Northfield E29 Long Grove A55
E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, A = Ambulance
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