Route 120 in Grayslake was shutdown for several hours Monday while police investigated a ‘serious crash’ that left one person dead and another injured.
The Grayslake Fire Protection District and Grayslake Police Department responded to Route 120 and Belle Court just before 11 a.m. for a report of a two-vehicle crash involving a Honda CR-V and a Toyota Echo.
It took fire crews 10-15 minutes to extricate one of the victims who was trapped in one of the cars. Two victims were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center where one of the victims later died.
Police said that the Toyota was driving westbound on Route 120 when it crossed over the centerline and crashed head-on with the eastbound Honda. Police did not say why the Toyota crossed the centerline.
Eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 120 were shut down from Lake Street to Alleghany Road for several hours while police investigated. The road was opened to traffic again at 2:30 p.m.