Police and firefighter/paramedics from Waukegan responded about 11:40 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 to a report of a fight in the Lake County Sports Center parking lot, 351 Oakwood Avenue, and that a male driver rammed multiple pedestrians with a pickup truck and fled the scene.
Police and firefighter/paramedics discovered that five people were struck — a 10 year-old girl, two men in their late teens, a 20 year-old man, and a 40 year-old man. Police discovered that the offending driver was related to the two teens and the 10 year-old girl. The people were struck after a soccer match at Lake County Sports Center — and indoor soccer facility located on Waukegan’s west side near Gurnee.
The 40 year-man was transported to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, where he was pronounced dead. All the male victims were transported and treated for ‘moderate injuries’ according to the Waukegan Police Department. The 10 year-old girl was not injured.
Police identified the suspect as Prisiliano Carranza, age 22, of Waukegan, driving a 2010 GMC SUV. A Waukegan police officer located the suspect nearby with his front-end-damaged vehicle and three passengers. Police conducted a traffic stop, interviewed the passengers, and determined that Carranza was the suspected driver in the fatal vehicular ramming incident. Prisiliano was arrested and charged with one count of First Degree Murder.
Carranza is being held in Lake County Jail on a $5 million bond, decided Saturday morning October 5, 2019. His next scheduled court appearance is Tuesday, October 29, 2019.
Waukegan Police Department and the Lake County Coroner’s Office are investigating the vehicle ramming of multiple people.
The identity of the deceased driver was not initially released — awaiting the notification of relatives and the completion of an autopsy, which is scheduled for Monday, October 7, 2019.
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According to the facility’s official website, Lake County Sports Center is Lake County’s premier indoor soccer facility, featuring three indoor soccer fields, two grandstands and a full-service bar with views of all three Fields