A 56-year-old woman and a 64-year-old woman were killed Saturday evening after a van went into the wrong lane of traffic and struck two vehicles head-on in unincorporated Grayslake.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded at 9:05 p.m. Saturday to a three-vehicle head-on crash with injuries on Fairfield Road north of Route 60 in Fremont Township.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that a Ford E-350 van, driven by a 51-year-old Round Lake Beach man, was traveling southbound on Fairfield Road north of Route 60.
The driver of the Ford crossed the double yellow line and went into the northbound lanes. The Ford struck the driver’s side of a northbound Honda Odyssey, driven by a 42-year-old Hainesville man.
The Ford also struck a northbound Kia Forte, driven by a 56-year-old Ingleside woman, head-on, Covelli said.
The driver of the Kia sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A 64-year-old Round Lake Beach woman, who was in the front passenger seat of the Kia, also sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Ford and driver of the Honda were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with non-life-threatening injuries. The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday on the two women.
Investigators are working to determine why the driver of the Ford crossed the median into the wrong lane of traffic.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.