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Driver uninjured after driving car into lake near unincorporated Lake Villa

A sedan drove into Druce Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa Tuesday afternoon, police said | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A man was uninjured after he drove his car into Druce Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The Gurnee Fire Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to the area of North Lake Shore Drive and Pleasant Place in unincorporated Lake Villa.

Emergency crews found a white 2007 Buick Lucerne sedan that drove into Druce Lake, which is just east of Third Lake.

The driver was able to get out of the car before firefighters arrived at the scene. He was uninjured and declined to be transported to the hospital.

No one else was involved in the crash. Lake County Sheriff’s Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that he did not have information about what caused the man to drive into the water.

The incident remains under investigation.


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