The coroner has released the identity of a 36-year-old man who was killed in a head-on crash that left a second person hospitalized in Waukegan Monday morning.
An autopsy showed that Malcolm Earl, 36, of Waukegan, died from blunt force injuries as a result of a vehicle crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
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 Earl, who was the driver of the sedan, was deceased on the scene, Banek said.
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.
An autopsy was performed Tuesday morning on Earl.
The roadway was closed while the Waukegan Police Department Major Crash Unit was on the scene investigating the crash for several hours Monday morning.
The Waukegan Police Department has not yet released information on the crash.