Two Killed in Crash with Dump Truck at Fairfield Rd and Chardon Rd in Unincorporated Wauconda

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Lake County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Investigators are investigating a morning crash that left two dead, and one seriously injured.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Wauconda firefighters and paramedics responded about 8:00 a.m. May 8, 2024to a report of a crash with injuries at Fairfield Road and Chardon Road, unincorporated Wauconda. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found a vehicle and dump truck collided, causing major damage to both vehicles.

The driver of a Nissan was pronounced deceased at the scene. A back seat passenger in the Nissan, a 55-year-old woman from Round Lake Beach was also pronounced deceased at the scene. A front seat passenger in the Nissan, a 45-year-old woman of Round Lake Beach, was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries, later deemed to be non-life-threatening. The driver of the dump truck was uninjured.

Preliminary investigation shows a 2007 Mack dump truck, driven by a 44-year-old man of Round Lake Park, was traveling northbound on Fairfield Road, approaching Chardon Road. A 2007 Nissan Versa, driven by a 48-year-old woman of Waukegan, was traveling westbound on Chardon Road, approaching Fairfield Road at the same time. Traffic on Chardon Road at Fairfield Road in controlled by a stop sign. There is no stop sign or traffic control device for traffic on Fairfield Road at this intersection. The driver of the Nissan entered the oblique intersection, directly in front of the Mack truck.

The front of the dump truck struck the driver’s side of the Nissan. The dump truck then rolled onto its side, spilling a load of loose concrete.

Autopsies are being scheduled on the two women killed in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team.



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