Police, firefighters and paramedics from Gurnee responded about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021 to a report of a rollover crash with injuries on Washington Street near Cemetery Road in Gurnee.
Police, firefighters and paramedics on arrival discovered a blue 2004 Subaru rolled on top of the driver’s side, off the road, on the south side of Washington Street west of Cemetery Road. Inside the Subaru were three crash victims — an 18-year-old male driver, a 22 year-old man, and a 20 year-old woman. All three were treated at the scene by paramedics, and transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center, where treatment continued for injuries initially believed to be non-life-threatening.
Also, a red sporty 2008 Mazda with a RACELAND sticker on the driver’s door was located at the scene with front-end damage about 1560 feet west of Cemetery Road on Washington Street. Police and paramedics discovered a male driver, age 27, with two young children secured in child safety seats. All three occupants initially did not present any injuries.
An on-scene investigation of the crash by Gurnee Police Department and the Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) indicated the drivers of the Subaru and the Mazda were both traveling westbound on Washington Street when the driver of the Mazda crashed into the rear of the Subaru. The force of the impact caused the Subaru to cross oncoming traffic, leave the roadway, and roll to one side near 6261 Washington Street. Impact apparently occurred somewhere west of Churshill Lane. Curbed skid marks from the tires of the Subaru were visible across Washington Street. The red Mazda — located about 1,000 feet west of Churchill Lane — proceeded further west than the rolled Subaru. The investigation is continuing following the on-scene investigation.
The crash scene was located less than one mile west of Six Flags Great America along Washington Street, which is a 4-lane highway with a painted median regulated by a Speed Limit of 45 MPH, according to images on Google Maps Street View captured August 2019.
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