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2 injured, 1 critically after head-on crash in Beach Park

A two-vehicle crash left a man critically injured at Mawman Ave and Sheridan Rd in Beach Park Saturday evening. | Photo: Google Street View.

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after he crashed head-on into another car in Beach Park Saturday evening, police said.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Beach Park Fire Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 8:45 p.m. Saturday to Sheridan Road and Mawman Avenue in Beach Park for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.

Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that a preliminary investigation shows a Chevrolet Impala, driven by a 22-year-old North Chicago man, was traveling southbound on Sheridan Road.

For an unknown reason, the driver of the Chevrolet crossed into the northbound lanes of Sheridan Road, striking a Nissan Rogue head-on as it traveled northbound, Covelli said.

The 22-year-old driving the Chevrolet was transported by ambulance to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan where he remains in critical condition.

The driver of the Nissan, a 37-year-old Waukegan man, was transported by ambulance to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan with minor injuries.

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The roadway was closed for approximately three hours for the accident investigation.

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