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Authorities identify 36-year-old man killed in t-bone crash in Waukegan

A fatal crash occurred at Grand Avenue and Green Bay Road in Waukegan early Sunday morning, police said. | Photo: Google Street View.

Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man who died after a speeding car ran a red light and t-boned another vehicle last weekend in Waukegan.

An autopsy showed that Daniel Rodriquez-Bazan, 36, Waukegan, died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper.

The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 1:30 a.m. October 18 to Grand Avenue and Green Bay Road for a report of a vehicle crash.

Officers located a serious crash and the Waukegan Police Department’s Traffic Division was called to investigate.

Waukegan Police Department Cmdr. Edgar Navarro said that a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling northbound on Green Bay Road attempting to cross the intersection at Grand Avenue.

A 2011 Jeep Liberty, which was traveling eastbound on Grand Avenue, was also in the intersection and both cars collided with each other.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a man in his 20s from Waukegan, was the only occupant of the Chevrolet.

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He was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. It is unknown if he was wearing a seatbelt, Navarro said.

The driver of the Jeep, a woman in her 40s from Waukegan, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. Investigators believe the woman was wearing her seatbelt.

The front seat passenger of the Jeep, identified as Rodriquez-Bazan, was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he died from his injuries.

Rodriquez-Bazan was believed to be wearing his seatbelt during the crash, Navarro said.

Speed was the main contributor to the crash and investigators are attempting to determine which vehicle proceeded through the intersection against the stoplight, Navarro said.

Toxicology reports are pending on both drivers, police said, adding that no citations have been issued yet.


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