A man was partially ejected and believed to have suffered serious injuries during a fiery crash in Gurnee that left him and two others hospitalized Wednesday.
The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to Washington Street east of O’Plaine Road for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
Police officers arrived and located a white 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck and red 2010 GMC SUV involved in the crash.
Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said the Chevrolet had extensive damage and flames coming from the engine.
Officers used a fire extinguisher to extinguish the flames in the vehicle.
An initial investigation shows the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Washington Street.
The pickup crossed over the raised center median and collided with the GMC that was traveling westbound on Washington Street, Gaylor said.
The male driver, who was the sole occupant of the pickup truck, appeared unconscious and was partially ejected from the vehicle when officers arrived.
Paramedics transported him to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Gaylor said the man, who investigators are still working to identify, remains in the hospital on Thursday. His condition was not immediately known.
The two occupants of the GMC, a 40-year-old Waukegan woman and a 32-year-old Waukegan man, were transported to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.
Investigators with the Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) responded to the scene and are assisting with the crash investigation.