A 68-year-old man from Waukegan died early Friday morning after he crashed his car into a light pole near Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.
The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 2:20 a.m. Friday to the intersection of Grand Avenue and Six Flags Parkway for a single-vehicle crash with injuries.
Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said officers arrived and located a blue 2008 Chevy Cobalt with extensive damage after striking a light pole.
An initial investigation shows the Chevy, driven by a 68-year-old Waukegan man, was traveling eastbound on Grand Avenue.
The driver crashed the Chevy into a light pole on the southeast corner of the intersection at Six Flags Parkway and Grand Avenue, Gaylor said.
The man, who was the sole occupant of the Cobalt, was unresponsive in his locked vehicle when officers arrived.
Gaylor said officers smashed the window of the vehicle to gain access to the driver in an effort to provide medical aid.
Officers performed lifesaving efforts until the Gurnee Fire Department arrived.
The driver of the Cobalt was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators with the Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) responded to the scene and aided with the crash investigation.
An autopsy was scheduled with the Lake County Coroner’s Office. The crash remains under investigation by the Gurnee Police Department.