An 18-year-old man was killed after being ejected from his vehicle during a high-speed crash near Grayslake that left his car torn to pieces.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 9:05 a.m. Wednesday to Rollins Road east of Drury Lane in Avon Township near Grayslake for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found two vehicles involved, one with severe damage, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli.
A preliminary investigation shows a 2004 Subaru WRX, driven by an 18-year-old Round Lake Beach man, was traveling westbound on Rollins Road.
“Based on the damage at the scene, it appears the driver of the Subaru was traveling at a high rate of speed,” Covelli said.
The driver of the Subaru lost control of the vehicle and began to slide. The Subaru struck an eastbound 2008 Toyota Tundra, driven by a 36-year-old McHenry man.
The Subaru caught fire near the engine compartment following the crash and firefighters extinguished it.
The 18-year-old man driving the Subaru was wearing a seatbelt but due to the impact and damage to the vehicle, he was ejected, Covelli said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was uninjured.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy is being scheduled on the driver of the Subaru.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.