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McHenry man killed in three-vehicle crash involving dump truck in Wauconda Township

One person was killed and three others were injured following a three-vehicle crash on Route 60 at Wilson Road near Grayslake Wednesday. | Submitted Photo.

A McHenry man was killed and three others were injured after a car pulled out in front of a dump truck, which struck the car and then a van in Wauconda Township Wednesday morning.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Wauconda Fire District responded around 8:05 a.m. Wednesday to the intersection of Route 60 and Wilson Road in Wauconda Township near Grayslake.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found three vehicles involved in the crash, including a dump truck, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli. 

A preliminary investigation shows a 2018 Chevrolet Trax was traveling southbound on Wilson Road approaching Route 60.

According to witnesses, the driver of the Chevrolet, a 24-year-old Ingleside man, did not stop at the stop sign, Covelli said.

The Chevrolet pulled into the path of a westbound Peterbilt semi-truck pulling a trailer, driven by a 50-year-old Berwyn man.

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The Peterbilt struck the Chevrolet and then struck an eastbound Ram ProMaster van, driven by a 59-year-old McHenry man.

The driver of the Ram was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Ram, a 31-year-old Kenosha, Wisconsin man, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Peterbilt was also transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy on the driver of the Ram is being scheduled.

Westbound and eastbound lanes of Route 60 remain closed for the investigation as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Covelli said.

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


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