Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Fox Lake Fire Protection District firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:10 AM December 15, 2018, Lake to a traffic crash in the area of Route 134 between North Robin Road and Wooster Lake Drive, southwest of Ingleside and southeast of Fox Lake in Grant Township. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found two vehicles with major damage.
The driver of an Acura TL was pronounced deceased at the scene of a head-on crash. Both the driver and the only passenger in the Buick were transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center by Fox Lake firefighter/paramedics. The driver of a Buick Century sustained minor injuries. The passenger in the Buick — a 72-year-old woman of Round Lake — was listed in critical condition at the Condell.
Preliminary investigation shows a 2002 Acura TL — driven by a 23-year-old man of Ingleside — was traveling westbound on Route 134, just east of Robin Road. A 2000 Buick Century — driven by a 72-year-old man of Round Lake — was traveling eastbound in the same area. For an unknown reason, the Acura TL entered the eastbound lanes of traffic and struck the Buick Century head-on. The driver that was killed in the Acura TL was not wearing a seatbelt.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and scheduled an autopsy for the driver of the Acura on Monday, December 17, 2018.
The stretch of Big Hollow Road (Route 134) near Robin Road and Wooster Lake Driver involves two curves on a two-lane highway divided by a double-yellow line. The Speed Limit along Big Hollow Road is 40 MPH, according to an image captured on Google Street View on October 2012. The crash is under investigation of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
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