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On August 9, 2019, at approximately 1:30AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 41 north of Kilbourne Road, Unincorporated Gurnee, for a traffic crash with injuries. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and were assisted by Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department. A 2001 Jaguar X was located in the trees, east of the roadway, with heavy damage.
Preliminary investigation shows the Jaguar, driven by a 41-year-old man of Waukegan, was traveling northbound on Route 41, just north of Kilbourne Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and the Jaguar went off the roadway, striking at least one tree.
A front-seat passenger in the vehicle, a 28-year-old man of Beach Park, sustained significant injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious injuries.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy for the passenger is scheduled for Monday.
Crash investigators will work to determine if speed and/or intoxicating substances were a contributing factor of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team.