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3 juveniles injured after 4-vehicle crash near Wadsworth

A four-vehicle crash left several people injured on Route 173 west of Green Bay Road in Wadsworth Friday afternoon. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A juvenile was seriously injured and two others were also hurt after a four-vehicle crash involving a work van, SUV and two sedans in Wadsworth Friday afternoon.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Winthrop Harbor Fire Department responded around 3:40 p.m. Friday to Route 173 and Green Bay Road in Wadsworth for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Francis Foy said that deputies arrived and found four vehicles involved west of the intersection.

A preliminary investigation shows a 2018 Ford cargo van was traveling eastbound on Route 173 when it struck a 2013 Hyundai sedan that was stopped in traffic.

A four-vehicle crash left several people injured on Route 173 west of Green Bay Road in Wadsworth Friday afternoon. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The Hyundai then struck a 2005 Range Rover, which was also stopped in traffic.

The impact with the Hyundai caused the Ford van to go into oncoming traffic and strike a 2009 Toyota traveling westbound on Route 173. The Ford van ended up in a ditch.

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Seven ambulances from numerous fire departments responded to the scene.

A juvenile passenger from the Toyota was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The juvenile driver of the Toyota and a second juvenile passenger were transported for minor injuries, Foy said.

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


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