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PHOTOS: High-speed driver slams into Lake Forest Oasis sign

Photo provided by Jay Goldstein.

The Lake Forest Oasis sign on the ramp from Interstate 94 to the Oasis sustained major damage after a Jeep driving at a high rate of speed slammed into it Friday evening.

The crash, which involved an older model Jeep Cherokee, happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday on the ramp that leads to the east side of the Lake Forest Oasis from northbound Interstate 94.

Photo provided by Jay Goldstein.

A tow truck driver who witnessed the crash said that the Jeep was driving at a high rate of speed, possibly around 100 miles per hour. The man driving the car suffered injuries to his leg and hip, and had a possible concussion, but was not seriously injured, according to another witness at the scene.

Paramedics transported the man by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.

It is unknown if the driver was cited or arrested. Requests for information from the Illinois State Police were not returned as of Saturday afternoon.

Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Lake and McHenry County Scanner is a local breaking news website covering issues that matter such as shootings, stabbings, house fires, kidnappings, car accidents, and more around Lake County and McHenry County Illinois. Lake and McHenry County Scanner has over 120,000 social media followers and receives hundreds of thousands of website visitors each month.
Sam Borcia


  1. DebMo DebMo December 15, 2018

    Alcohol involved????

  2. Speed hurts Speed hurts December 16, 2018

    Awesome photos, got the guy laying on the ground after the crash. Good scoop by the photographer. Surprised it doesn’t happen more often seeing 100 mph is the usual speed of drivers on I-94.

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