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Man dies after driving car off roadway, striking tree in unincorporated Grayslake

A 74-year-old man died after a single-vehicle crash at Route 60 and Blackhawk Trail in Fremont Township Friday morning | Photo: Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

A 74-year-old man died after he drove his SUV 100 feet off the roadway and struck a tree in Fremont Township near Grayslake Friday morning, police said.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 9:15 a.m. Friday to Route 60 and Blackhawk Trail in Fremont Township for a report of a single-vehicle crash with injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found a 2014 Dodge Journey approximately 100 feet off the roadway north of Route 60 and east of Fairfield Road.

A 74-year-old man from Adairville, Kentucky was driving the Dodge westbound on Route 60. For an unknown reason, his vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a cornfield north of the roadway and then struck a tree before coming to a rest.

The man was not wearing a seatbelt and was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and scheduled an autopsy for Friday afternoon.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.


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