A 5-year-old boy died at the hospital on Monday following a crash in Round Lake Beach two weeks ago that also killed a father and left several others injured.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Beach Police Department responded on January 25 to Route 83 and Lexington Drive for a report of a serious crash with injuries.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a sheriff’s deputy on patrol happened to come upon the scene immediately following the crash.
Covelli said the deputy found a child with major injuries. The child was unconscious and not breathing.
The deputy performed CPR on the child until paramedics with the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District arrived and took over care.
Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Wayne Wilde said officers arrived to find a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and 2012 Chevrolet Silverado involved in the intersection. Both vehicles had heavy damage.
Epifanio Camarena, 41, of Round Lake, was killed and six others, including the driver of the Silverado, were injured in the crash. Camarena was driving the Equinox.
Camarena’s wife and children were among those hospitalized. The 5-year-old son was in very serious condition, a GoFundMe said.
Wilde said the 5-year-old died today at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Camarena’s wife, 44, was released from Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The 10-year-old child and the 12-year-old child were both released from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Wilde said.
The 14-year-old child was released from the hospital the night of the crash.
The 40-year-old man driving the Silverado was released from Advocate Condell Medical Center.
Wilde said no charges have been filed against anyone involved in the crash at this time.
Over 700 donors raised more than $36,000 for the Camarena family as of Monday evening.
The crash remains under investigation by the Round Lake Beach Police Department, Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) of Lake County and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.