Authorities have identified a 68-year-old Waukegan man who died Friday after he crashed his car into a light pole near the entrance of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.
An autopsy showed that Alfonso Dockery Jr., 68, of Waukegan, died from blunt force injuries as a result of a crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
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 Chevrolet Cobalt with extensive damage after striking a light pole.
An initial investigation shows the Chevrolet, driven by Dockery, was traveling eastbound on Grand Avenue.
Dockery crashed his Chevrolet into a light pole on the southeast corner of the intersection at Six Flags Parkway and Grand Avenue, Gaylor said.
Dockery, who was the sole occupant of the Chevrolet, was unresponsive in his locked vehicle when officers arrived.
Gaylor said officers smashed the window of the vehicle to gain access to Dockery in an effort to provide medical aid.
Officers performed lifesaving efforts on the man until the Gurnee Fire Department arrived.
Dockery 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 performed by the Lake County Coroner’s Office on Friday. The crash remains under investigation by the Gurnee Police Department.