Lake County Sheriff’s Crash Investigators are investigating a fatal Lake Barrington traffic crash that occurred in the Lake Barrington Shore gated townhouse community neighborhood Wednesday.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2023 to a report of a single-vehicle traffic crash with injuries in the block of 100 Waterview Court, Lake Barrington. Upon arrival Lake County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a Nissan Altima with major damage and an adult female with significant, life-threatening injuries.
Lifesaving efforts for the woman were attempted; however, she did not respond to treatment by paramedics and was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other people were injured at the crash scene.
Preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Nissan, an 87-year-old woman of Lake Barrington, was traveling northbound on Waterview Court. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Nissan accelerated and drove off the roadway into a yard. The Nissan struck a garbage can and small tree, before striking a large tree, which stopped the vehicle.
Traffic crash investigators are investigating if the woman unintentionally pressed the gas pedal, instead of the brake pedal, causing her to lose control.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded and an autopsy is being scheduled.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
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