Authorities have identified a 61-year-old man who died after he had to be extricated by firefighters from his heavily damaged car following a crash in Libertyville Sunday evening.
An autopsy performed on Ezequiel Martinez, 61, of Mundelein, showed he died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
The Libertyville Police Department and Libertyville Fire Department responded around 11:35 p.m. Sunday to Route 45 and Peterson Road in Libertyville for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Officers arrived on the scene and reported one of the victims, later identified as Martinez, was trapped in one of the cars and not breathing.
Libertyville Deputy Police Chief Chad Roszkowiak said Martinez’s vehicle sustained extensive damage in the crash.
The Mundelein Fire Department and Grayslake Fire Department were called to the scene to assist.
Martinez was extricated by the Libertyville Fire Department and transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center.
Martinez was pronounced dead in the emergency room after arriving at the hospital, Roszkowiak said.
The other vehicle’s driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center by the Mundelein Fire Department.
Police did not say which way the vehicles were traveling at the time of the crash or what may have caused the crash.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to the scene to investigate, Roszkowiak said.
Toxicology results are pending on Martinez.
The crash remains under investigation by the Libertyville Police Department, MCAT and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.