One person was critically injured, two others were seriously injured and a fourth suffered minor injuries after a DUI crash in Beach Park that left one person ejected from their car.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Beach Park Fire Department responded around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday to Green Bay Road and Chaplin Avenue in Beach Park for a traffic crash with injuries.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that deputies arrived and found a head-on crash with significant injuries.
A preliminary investigation shows a 2013 Nissan Altima, driven by a 33-year-old Waukegan man, was traveling northbound on Green Bay Road approaching Chaplin Avenue.
A 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by a 27-year-old Waukegan man, was traveling southbound on Green Bay Road in the same area.
For an unknown reason, the driver of the Nissan crossed into the southbound lanes of traffic, striking the Chevrolet head-on, Covelli said.
A passenger in the Chevrolet, a 27-year-old North Chicago woman, was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected out of the front windshield.
The driver of the Nissan was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan with serious injuries. The passenger who was partially ejected from the Chevrolet was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with serious injuries.
Another passenger in the Chevrolet, a 35-year-old Waukegan man, was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with minor injuries.
Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash, Covelli said. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team.