The sheriff’s office said a 44-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was found lying on the roadway following a rollover crash on Route 60 near Wauconda.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Wauconda Fire District responded around 6:55 p.m. Wednesday to Route 60 and Wilson Road in Wauconda Township for a crash with injuries.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies arrived to find a 44-year-old Volo woman lying in the roadway on Route 60.
A preliminary investigation shows a 2015 Hyundai Accent, driven by the Volo woman, was traveling westbound on Route 60.
For an unknown reason, the driver of the Hyundai struck a guardrail on the north side of the roadway, Covelli said.
The collision caused the Hyundai to enter the eastbound lanes of traffic and strike a 2018 Subaru Outback.
The Subaru was being driven by a 68-year-old woman from Wonder Lake.
The Hyundai rolled over during the crash.
It is unclear if the 44-year-old woman driving the Hyundai was ejected or if she exited her car and collapsed, Covelli said.
The driver of the Hyundai was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical, life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Subaru was treated by paramedics at the scene and released, Covelli said.
A passenger in the Subaru, an 18-year-old from Woodstock, was also treated by paramedics at the scene and released.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.