The driver of a Kia Forte, who was critically injured in a head-on crash near Nemesis Avenue on Friday, August 10, 2018, was pronounced dead Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. The Lake County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy today. According to Lake County Sheriff’s Office, both children that were in the same vehicle with the deceased are still in critical condition.
The crash is being investigated as a fatal traffic crash and remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Gurnee firefighter/paramedics* responded about 6:04 p.m. Friday August 10, 2018 to a report of a crash with multiple injuries near Green Bay Road and Nemesis Avenue, Beach Park, for a traffic crash with injuries. The crash was initially dispatched to the area of Green Bay Road and Wall Avenue.
A female driver of a Kia Forte suffered critical, life-threatening injuries, and was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Also in the Kia were two juveniles, age 6 and age 8. The 6-year-old juvenile was initially transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center, and later flown by Flight for Life to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was listed in critical condition. The 8-year-old juvenile was transported to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of a Dodge Durango sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center.
Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge holds a Pediatric Critical Care Center designation from the State of Illinois — a designation that reflects the highest level of pediatric critical care and emergency care for the unique needs of children, according to Advocate Health.
Preliminary investigation shows that a 2005 Dodge Durango, driven by a 20-year-old male of Park City, was traveling northbound on Green Bay Road. The male crossed the double-yellow center lane divider and entered the southbound lane of traffic. The Dodge Durango struck the 2014 Kia Forte, which was being driven southbound by a 26-year-old female of Zion.
The crash is under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. Green Bay Road in the area is a a two lane roadway with narrow shoulders. According to Google Street View of the Green Bay Road area of the crash scene (captured September 2015), Green Bay Road has a Speed Limit of 45 MPH and is divided by yellow hash lines, not a double yellow line.
* Precise fire/medic units not confirmed on this call. Beach Park or another fire/rescue agency may have responded on this call — not confirmed.
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