An 83-year-old man died after he crashed his car into the rear of a stopped semi-truck on Route 41 in North Chicago on Thursday, police said.
The North Chicago Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department responded around 1:10 p.m. Thursday to Route 41 and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for a vehicle crash.
North Chicago Police Chief Lazaro Perez told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers arrived and found a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer truck and a Nissan Rogue.
A preliminary investigation revealed the Nissan was traveling southbound on Route 41 approaching a red light at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
The Nissan drove into the rear of the semi-trailer that was stopped at the light, Perez said.
Paramedics transported the 83-year-old male driver of the Nissan to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he later died as a result of his injuries.
The 58-year-old male driver of the semi-truck consented to toxicology testing and a test from a drug recognition evaluator.
No impairment is suspected in the driver of the truck, Perez said.
Southbound Route 41 was closed just north of the intersection for several hours Thursday afternoon while the Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County conducted an investigation.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to his family members.
The crash remains under investigation by the North Chicago Police Department, Major Crash Assistance Team and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.