A driver involved in a serious personal injury crash on Route 12 in Volo on May 26, 2022 has been charged with driving under the influence of a combination of drugs.
Following a thorough investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team, the driver of a Ford Pick-Up, Christopher M. Uglinica, 19, of the 27400 block of Volo Village Road, Volo, was found to be driving under the influence of a combination of drugs during the crash. Investigators also determined the driver of the Honda, Zinovi Marinets, 84, of the 2100 block of W Cortez Street, Chicago, failed to yield when turning onto Route 12 from a private roadway.
Uglinica was charged with driving under the influence of drugs. He is due in court on November 23, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom T020. Marinets was issued a citation for improper entering the roadway from a private road. She is due in branch court.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
— Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded about 1:30 p.m. May 26, 2022 to a report of a traffic crash with injuries in the block of 32200 Route 12, Volo. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located two vehicles with heavy damage.
Preliminary investigation showed a 2011 Honda SUV, driven by an 84-year-old woman of Chicago, was exiting a driveway on the east side of Route 12 and was attempting to turn left onto southbound Route 12. As she made the turn, the rear of the Honda did not clear the northbound lanes of traffic. A 2004 Ford Pick-Up, driven by a 19-year-old man of Volo, was traveling northbound on Route 12. The front of the Ford struck the rear driver’s side of the Honda.
The driver of the Honda was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry with serious injuries. A front seat passenger in the Honda, a 79-year-old woman of Chicago, was transported to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry with critical injuries and she was subsequently flown via medical helicopter to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she remained in May 2022 with critical injuries.
The driver of the Ford was uninjured.
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