Two people were hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash involving a dump truck that left one car fully engulfed in flames in Lincolnshire Monday afternoon.
The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District and Lincolnshire Police Department responded around 1:16 p.m. Monday to the area of Route 22 and Old Mill Road in Lincolnshire for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Lincolnshire Police Commander Kim Covelli said officers arrived to find three vehicles involved in the crash.
One of the involved vehicles, a 2021 Lexus coupe, was engulfed in flames.
A preliminary investigation shows the Lexus, driven by a 25-year-old Chicago man, was traveling eastbound on Half Day Road in the outer traffic lane.
A 2021 dump truck was also traveling eastbound on Half Day Road in the inner traffic lane, Covelli said.
The driver of the dump truck, a 69-year-old Chicago man, conducted a lane change into the outer eastbound traffic lane.
At the same time, the driver of the Lexus conducted a lane change into the inner traffic lane of eastbound Half Day Road.
During the lane change, the Lexus struck the rear passenger tire of the dump truck, Covelli said.
The Lexus then crossed into the westbound traffic lanes of Half Day Road and struck a westbound 2014 GMC van, driven by a 45-year-old Zion man, head-on.
The drivers of the Lexus and the GMC were both transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The driver of the Lexus is still undergoing treatment and their condition was not immediately available, Covelli said.
The driver of the GMC was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the dump truck declined medical treatment.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lincolnshire Police Department.