A speeding Corvette lost control and struck a pole and several trees Monday morning in Beach Park, leaving the passenger with life-threatening injuries, police said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Beach Park Fire Department were called around 2 a.m. Monday to Sheridan Road and Ganster Road in Beach Park for a single-vehicle crash.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette, driven by a 23-year-old Waukegan man, was traveling southbound on Sheridan Road. A witness reported the driver was traveling excessively fast, Covelli said.
“As the vehicle traveled southbound, the driver lost control, crossed into the northbound lanes of traffic, and then drove off the roadway and struck a utility pole and several trees,” Covelli said.
Police found a 27-year-old Waukegan woman, who was a passenger in the Corvette, unconscious on the ground near the car. She was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville by a Flight For Life medical helicopter.
Covelli said that she suffered life-threatening injuries. The driver was transported by ambulance to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.
This is the second serious crash in Beach Park in less than 24 hours. A man was killed and another suffered life-threatening injuries after the car they were in went through a stop sign and hit a building at Green Bay Road and Kenosha Road early Sunday morning.