Illinois State Trooper Trapped, Killed in Crash on Westbound I-94 Between Route 60 and Route 176

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Illinois State police and Libertyville firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:24 AM Saturday March 30, 2019 to a report of an extrication crash on the Westbound Tri-State Tollway and Route 176 near unincorporated Libertyville, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that at least two people were trapped in a rollover vehicle. An Illinois State Trooper was also trapped in the police vehicle after the crash.

UPDATE: Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Ellis was killed at this scene in a crash caused by a wrong way driver.

The crash was reported to be on westbound I-94 (Tri-State Tollway) just south of Rockland Road in front of Lamb’s Farm (Mile Marker 16.75 LIVE TRAFFIC MAP).

A fire crew on arrival reported the crash at the inside wall. Illinois State Police reported the crash in Lane 1.

One Illinois State Trooper was reported to be seriously injured. The Illinois State Police SUV was observed with severed front end damage, especially on the driver’s side.

A third ambulance and an extra fire engine crew for extrication were dispatched by 3:31 am.

Gurnee ambulance to the scene at 3:35 am.

All westbound lanes of I-94 were diverted of the tollway at Route 60. Eastbound I-94 may have partial lane closures in the inside lane (not confirmed).

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies, Libertyville police, and Vernon Hills police assisted Illinois State Police with road closures in the area.

Crash Reconstruction Officers were dispatched to the scene for accident investigation. Road closures will be in effect for an extended time period.

The crash possibly involves a wrong way vehicle, and there was initial communication regarding a possible fleeing vehicle.


LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood of the incident near 24 (Wb Tri-State Tollway and Route 176) Libertyville, Il …

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Map of crash on Westbound I-94 Between Route 60 and Route 176
Map of crash on Westbound I-94 Between Route 60 and Route 176.
Map of crash on Westbound I-94 Between Route 60 and Route 176
Map of crash on Westbound I-94 Between Route 60 and Route 176.

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