Driver Flees Crashed Car, Leaves Passenger Lying in Roadway on Wilmot Rd in Unincorporated Antioch in Lake County

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Antioch firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:40 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 responded to a report of a crash with a person lying in the roadway in the block of 27900 West Wilmot Road, Unincorporated Antioch.

Lake Counthy Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a 38-year-old female of Silver Lake, WI lying in the roadway. She was subsequently transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious, but injuries initially believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies determined the driver fled the scene on foot or by using other transportation.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a crashed 2003 Kia Sorento was likely being driven by a 29-year-old male of Silver Lake, Wisconsin. The vehicle was headed westbound on Wilmot Road, approaching the Wisconsin boarder, when the driver failed to properly negotiate a sharp curve in the roadway. The vehicle drove off the roadway and struck a tree. The driver then fled from the scene, leaving his injured passenger behind, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The crash was located about 1500 feet south of the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies on the scene obtained leads on the identity of the driver. At approximately 11:00 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies located the driver hiding in a garage in the block of 42300 Willow Street, in unincorporated Antioch — about 2.3 miles southeast of the scene, traveling east on Wilmot Road and south on Lake Avenue to Willow Street. The driver was subsequently transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, which he sustained in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are likely once the investigation concludes, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

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