A suspect was arrested after he drove the wrong way on the Amstutz Expressway in Waukegan, causing a five-vehicle crash that sent seven people to area hospitals.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 7:15 p.m. Sunday to the Amstutz Expressway near Grand Avenue in Waukegan for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a 2003 Buick LeSabre was traveling the wrong way on the expressway.
The Buick was fleeing the scene of a crash and began driving northbound in the southbound lanes of the Amstutz Expressway.
The Buick hit four other vehicles and the driver of the Buick fled the scene on foot, Florip said.
Officers located the offender in the 500 block of Sheridan Road and arrested him.
Seven people, including the suspect, were transported by ambulances to area hospitals.
Most of the victims had minor injuries except for the suspect, identified as Montrell Lewis, 44, of Waukegan, who Florip said had “moderate injuries.”
Lewis, who has a lengthy criminal history, had multiple felony warrants for domestic battery and aggravated assault charges out of Lake County at the time of his arrest, court records show.
Florip said that Lewis has not been charged yet in connection with the Amstutz Expressway crash because the investigation is still ongoing.