A man in his 30s was killed and another person was injured during a head-on crash on Lewis Avenue in Waukegan early Monday morning, officials said.
The Waukegan Police Department, Waukegan Fire Department and Beach Park Fire Department responded around 2:45 a.m. Monday to Beach Road and Lewis Avenue in Waukegan.
The crash involved two vehicles, a black sedan and a dark-colored SUV, that collided head-on. The crash happened in the intersection.
Three people were reportedly in the vehicles, according to the dispatch call.
A 911 caller reported one of them was deceased. One of the victims involved was reported to be heavily entrapped in a car.
Emergency crews arrived and confirmed that one of the drivers involved was deceased on the scene, according to Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton.
A second victim was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in unknown condition.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene.
Newton said the deceased driver is a man in his 30s who was a resident of Waukegan.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday morning. The man’s identity is being withheld pending the autopsy and notification to his next of kin.
The roadway was closed while the Waukegan Police Department was on the scene investigating the crash for several hours Monday morning.
The Waukegan Police Department has not yet released information on the crash.