This week, Lake County Sheriff’s Crash Investigators seized a vehicle believed to have struck and killed Wojciech Glowik. The 2014 Audi Q5 was located at a body shop in Wheeling.
Alert staff at the body shop had seen social media posts and traditional media reports regarding the vehicle, and believed that had a match regarding where the likely damage would be on the Audi Q5. After seeing the damage on the Audi Q5, the employees believed it was likely the vehicle involved in the fatal hit-and-run crash, and contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Lake County Sheriff’s Crash Investigators responded to the body shop and found the damage was indeed consistent with the vehicle that fled, as pieces left at the scene matched the vehicle in the body shop. The vehicle is now in the custody of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, where traffic crash investigators have been processing it for evidence.
“I am incredibly thankful for the alert and honest staff at the auto repair shop. They played an integral role in us being able to process the vehicle for evidence and advance our investigation. Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Mr. Glowik and we will do everything in our power to seek justice in this case.”
— Sheriff John D. Idleburg
The investigation is continuing, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office had released on Monday, October 11, 2021 sample pictures of a white Audi Q5 or Q7 determined to be the vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run vehicle vs pedestrian incident on Route 45 Near Evergreen Drive in Vernon Hills. The vehicle description is based on evidence found at the scene. The Audi would have had front-end damage and a missing passenger side mirror immediately after the crash.
If the vehicle is located, do not question the owners or occupants. Immediately call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 8478-549-5200 or call 9-1-1.
On Saturday, October 9, 2021, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 200 block of Route 45 in Indian Creek to a report of a person down. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located an unconscious 22-year-old man of Glenview. Sheriff’s deputies quickly determined the man had been struck by a vehicle.
The pedestrian was transported via ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries.
Preliminary investigation shows the pedestrian was walking on or near the roadway. Based on evidence recovered, traffic crash investigators believe he was struck by a passing white Audi SUV, that was traveling southeast on Route 45. The driver of the Audi did not stop after striking the man and continued southeast on Route 45.
Should you see a white Audi SUV with new damage to the front of the car, please call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, at 847-549-5200, so crash investigators can follow-up. If you have any information about the crash or know who may have been driving the Audi, please call. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office urges the driver of the Audi to come forward.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
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Indian Creek is a small community between Lincolnshire and Mundelein along Route 45 near Vernon Hills.