Crash with Entrapment Kills 1, Injures 6 at Route 83 and Lexington Drive, Round Lake Beach


Police from Round Lake Beach and firefighters and paramedics from Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded about 8:34 p.m.. Tuesday, January 25, 2022 to crash at Route 83 and Lexington Drive in Round Lake Beach.

Police on arrival discovered a gray 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and a white 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck involved in a crash in the intersection with people trapped in the two vehicles. The intersection involved was Route 83 and Lexington Drive to the west and Fox Chase Drive to the east.

A 41 year-old man who had been driving the Equinox was found in traumatic cardiac arrest. CPR was administered, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. A pediatric patient was also reported in traumatic cardiac arrest, and two additional patients were also unconscious. Summarizing, five people were found in the Equinox and two people were found in the Silverado.

Battalion 26 reported at about 9:10 p.m. that all patients were extricated.

Six patients were transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where they were listed in critical condition.

A Fox Lake ambulance was immediately dispatched to stand by in a Greater Round Lake FPD fire station, and was later moved up to the scene. Rescue ambulances from Antioch, Grayslake, and Gurnee were also assigned to the scene.

A fire engine was also assigned to the scene from Lake Villa Fire Protection District.

A Wauconda ambulance was also assigned to stand by in a Greater Round Lake fire station.

A family was traveling in the Chevrolet Equinox. The crash is under investigation. Northbound Route 83 changes from 35 MPH to 45 MPH about 380 feet before the intersection with Lexington Drive/Fox Chase Drive, according to a Google Maps Street View image captured November 2019.

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