A Round Lake man died after he tried to pass another car, which then swerved into his vehicle, causing him to lose control and rollover near Antioch, the sheriff’s office said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Antioch Fire Department responded around 4:05 p.m. Saturday to Route 45 north of Route 173 in unincorporated Antioch for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies located two vehicles, a Dodge Caliber and Ford Taurus, both with major damage, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.
Covelli said that a preliminary investigation showed the Dodge and Ford were both traveling northbound on Route 45 north of Route 173.
The driver of the Ford, a 39-year-old Round Lake man, attempted to pass the Dodge as they both traveled northbound.
The driver of the Dodge, a 23-year-old Bristol, Wisconsin man, swerved toward the Ford, causing the Ford to maneuver toward the shoulder of the southbound lanes, according to evidence and witness statements.
Covelli said the driver of the Ford then lost control and struck the Dodge while correcting. This caused the Ford to roll over and the driver to be ejected.
The driver of the Ford was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Dodge was transported to St. Catherine’s Hospital in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with non-life-threatening injuries.
A 36-year-old female passenger and a 6-year-old female passenger in the Ford were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded and an autopsy on the driver of the Ford is pending.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.