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77-year-old man killed in crash near Grayslake

Photo by ABC7 News
Photo by ABC7 News

(SUN-TIMES) — A 77-year-old man was killed and two other people were injured in a crash near north suburban Grayslake on Wednesday afternoon.

About 2:45 p.m., a Chrysler minivan was going east on Peterson Road when it made a left turn onto Behm Lane and was hit on the passenger side by a GMC pickup truck going west, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

Richard Pearson, 77, who was in the front passenger seat of the Chrysler, died at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, according to the sheriff’s office and Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. Peterson, of Grayslake, died of multiple injures due to the crash. 

The 74-year-old Grayslake woman driving the Chrysler and 45-year-old Wauconda man at the wheel of the GMC were taken to the same hospital. Their conditions were unknown.

One of the vehicles in the crash also hit the front end of Honda Civic driven by an 85-year-old woman, police said. She wasn’t hurt.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Chicago Sun-Times wrote this article. Photo by ABC7 News.


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