The coroner has identified an 18-year-old man who died after he rolled his car over near Wauconda Wednesday evening.
An autopsy performed on Thursday showed that Austin Voyles, 18, of Wauconda, died from blunt force injuries as a result of the crash, according to Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Wauconda Fire District responded around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday to the 29300 block of North Callahan Road in unincorporated Wauconda for a serious vehicle crash.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a 2000 Jeep Wrangler rolled over with major damage.
A preliminary investigation shows the driver of the Jeep, Voyles, was traveling northbound on Callahan Road just north of Old Rand Road.
For an unknown reason, Voyles failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and drove onto the gravel shoulder, Covelli said.
He overcorrected, which caused the Jeep to slide into a ditch on the west side of the roadway.
The Jeep then struck several large rocks, causing it to roll over.
Voyles, who does not appear to have been wearing a seatbelt, was partially ejected and sustained major injuries, Covelli said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit and Lake County Coroner’s Office.