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Man in critical condition after crash involving car, semi-truck in Gurnee

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) and Gurnee police investigate a serious crash involving a car and a semi-truck at Route 41 and Route 21 Sunday evening | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

For the second time in less than a week, a car and a semi-truck collided at Route 41 and Route 21 in Gurnee. A 26-year-old man is in critical condition, police said.

The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 8:40 p.m. Sunday to Route 41 and Route 21 in Gurnee for a report of a crash involving two vehicles with injuries.

Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said that a 2015 Buick sedan suffered extensive damage after striking a semi-truck.

An initial investigation shows the Buick, driven by a 26-year-old Evanston man, rear-ended the semi-truck as it approached the intersection of northbound Route 41 and Route 21, Gaylor said.

The man was the only person in the Buick and he sustained critical injuries during the crash. The Gurnee Fire Department transported the man to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

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The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured during the collision.

Investigators with the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) responded to the scene and aided with the investigation, Gaylor said.

On February 10, a 70-year-old woman died after striking a semi-truck at the same intersection.

The woman, identified as Jolanta Kubala, was involved in a hit-and-run crash near Fuller Road and Stearns School Road and struck the semi-truck as she fled the first crash.

Both crashes remains under investigation by the Gurnee Police Department and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.


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