A 17-year-old boy was killed after a high-speed crash in which his truck struck a parked car and then hit a utility pole and a tree in Wauconda Saturday morning.
The Wauconda Police Department and Wauconda Fire District responded around 6:51 a.m. Saturday to the 200 block of North Main Street for a single-vehicle crash with injuries.
Wauconda Police Department Spokeswoman Officer Heather Cognac said that a 17-year-old boy was driving a red Ford F-250 truck southbound on Main Street near Hubbard Court when he collided with a parked car and then struck a utility pole and tree.
The Wauconda Fire District said that the truck the boy was driving had sustained heavy damage and live power lines had been knocked down.
Paramedics pronounced the boy dead at the scene. He was the only person involved in the crash, fire officials said.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to assist the Wauconda Police Department with the investigation. Main Street was closed between Slocum Lake Road and Lewis Avenue while investigators worked at the scene.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded and an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday on the boy, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. The boy’s name will be released following the autopsy and notification to his family, Cooper added.