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Wonder Lake man killed after crash in Wauconda

A single-vehicle crash in Wauconda last week on Friday left a Wonder Lake man dead.

Lake County Sheriff said that a preliminary investigations shows that a 2000 Buick Regal drove off the roadway into a ditch and then struck a tree head-on.

The crash happened in the northbound lanes of Darrell Road south of Case Road in Wauconda at around 5:15 p.m..

The driver of the Buick, Steven Young, a 62-year-old man from Wonder Lake, Illinois, was transported by ambulance to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital where he died shortly after arriving.

It’s unknown if drugs, alcohol, and/or speed were a factor in the crash.

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


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