Two Women Critically Injured in Rear-End Crash with Truck and Trailer Hauling a Bulldozer on US-12/IL-59 in Wauconda

Wauconda US-12 Aerial View for Friday, September 25, 2020 crash (©2020 Google Maps)
Wauconda US-12 Aerial View for Friday, September 25, 2020 crash (©2020 Google Maps).

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Wauconda responded about 1:35 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2020 to a report of a crash with injuries near Tri-State Marine, 2953 North Route 12 in Wauconda — just south of Case Road.

On arrival police and firefighter/paramedics discovered a crash involving a red BMW 325i and a blue Mack dump truck pulling a trailer that was hauling a bulldozer.




The BMW was driven by a female with one female passenger. Both occupants of the BMW were transported to Level 1 Advocate Condell Medical Center, where they were listed in critical condition. A 69 year-old male was driving the Mack truck, and initially reported no injuries.

Firefighter/paramedics worked to extricate at least one crash victim from the crashed BMW 325i. A second ambulance was dispatched to the scene about 1:48 p.m.

The preliminary investigation indicated that the driver of the Mack dump truck was pulling out from a private drive in the block of 29000 Route 12 with the intent to travel northbound on Route 12.

According to a witness, the driver of the BMW collided into the rear end of the Mack truck and trailer at a high rate of speed.




The Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) and the Wauconda Fire District assisted Wauconda Police Department. The investigation is ongoing jointly by Wauconda Police Department and MCAT.

Tire marks apparently show the driver of the BMW was in the left lane (middle lane when including the left turn lane) and was braking while the vehicle veered right before impact. The truck driver was pulling out from a gravel private driveway, just north of the Tri-State Marine building. The Speed Limit on Rand Road (US-12/IL-59) is 55 MPH according to a Google Maps Street View image captured October 2019.

Following the on-scene crash investigation, the northbound lanes of Rand Road (US-12 West/IL-59 North) were re-opened about 5:30 p.m.

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The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

Wauconda Crash Map, Friday, September 25, 2020 on US12/IL-59 near Tri-State Marine (©2020 Google Maps)
Wauconda Crash Map, Friday, September 25, 2020 on US12/IL-59 near Tri-State Marine (©2020 Google Maps).

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Wauconda US-12 Aerial View for Friday, September 25, 2020 crash (©2020 Google Maps)
Wauconda US-12 Aerial View for Friday, September 25, 2020 crash (©2020 Google Maps).