The coroner has identified a 28-year-old Buffalo Grove man who was killed Friday afternoon when his car drove off the roadway and slammed into a tree in Long Grove.
An autopsy showed that Aleksey Soldatenkov, 28, of Buffalo Grove, died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries in a crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
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, identified as Soldatenkov, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was heavily entrapped.
Soldatenkov 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 that Soldatenkov, 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.
Police have not said yet what caused the man to drive off the roadway. Toxicology results are still pending.
Mitzvah Memorial Funerals will be holding the funeral services for Soldatenkov on Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Northbrook, according to their website.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit and Lake County Coroner’s Office.