A man in his 20s died and three others were injured, one seriously, after a car traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into a light pole in Waukegan Saturday morning.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 3 a.m. Saturday to Bowlero, 631 Lakehurst Road in Waukegan, for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
Officers arrived and located a 2007 white BMW 7-series sedan involved in a crash near the bowling alley.
Waukegan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit was activated to investigate, according to Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip.
Investigators believe that the BMW, occupied by four people, was traveling eastbound in the 600 block of Lakehurst Road at a high rate of speed.
The driver appeared to have lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the cement base of a light pole in the parking lot near the bowling alley.
The driver, a Waukegan man in his 20s, was transported to an area hospital where he died, Florip said.
The other three occupants of the BMW are all in their 20s and from Waukegan.
All three were transported to an area hospital.
Two suffered minor to moderate injuries and the third one suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive, Florip said.
An autopsy by the Lake County Coroner’s Office is scheduled for next week.
Investigators say vehicle speed was a major factor in the crash.
Investigators believe none of the four occupants were wearing their seatbelts.