Police say a 28-year-old Buffalo Grove man was killed Friday afternoon when his car drove off the roadway and slammed into a large tree in Long Grove.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Long Grove Fire Protection District responded around 4:10 p.m. Friday to Route 53 southwest of Robert Parker Coffin Road in Long Grove for a single-vehicle crash.
Deputies arrived and located a 2005 Toyota Camry with major damage, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli.
The driver, a 28-year-old Buffalo Grove man, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was heavily entrapped.
He sustained major injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene, Covelli said.
A preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Toyota was traveling southwest on Route 53.
Covelli said the driver, for unknown reasons, failed to properly negotiate a slight curve in the roadway.
The vehicle drove off the roadway and struck a large tree approximately 10 feet from the road.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded and has scheduled an autopsy on the man for Monday.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit and Lake County Coroner’s Office.