Woman dies in crash with a tree in the median on Lake Cook Road west of Weidner Raod in Buffalo Grove.
Jeneane Richards, age 59, of unincorporated Arlington Heights was transported by Buffalo Grove Fire Department paramedics to Northwest Community Hospital after the car she was driving crashed into a tree in the center median of Lake Cook Road west of Weidner Road Tuesday night. Efforts to resuscitate Richards with CPR and Advanced Life Support at the scene, during transportation, and at the Emergency Department at Northwest Community Hospital were unsuccessful. Richards was pronounced dead about an hour after the crash occurred.
Police and firefighter/paramedics from Buffalo Grove responded about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020 to a report of a serious crash involving a single vehicle that hit a tree on westbound Lake Cook Road west of Weidner Road.
Buffalo Grove police were first on the scene and found Richards unresponsive and not breathing inside the car. Paramedics arrived and found her in full cardiac arrest. Richards was transported to Northwest Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead about an hour later.
While driving a white Chevy subcompact car, Richards was apparently westbound on Lake Cook Road and left the roadway for an unknown reason, hitting a medium-size tree in the median boulevard. Damage to her vehicle appeared to be moderate.
Road conditions were dry. The Speed Limit on Lake Cook Road near the crash scene is 45 MPH, according to a Google maps street view image captured October 2018 and September 2019.
The Major Case Assistance Team – Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (MCAT-STAR) team was assigned to assist Buffalo Grove Police Department with the crash investigation. Following an on-scene investigation, the case is still under investigation.
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