Multiple horses escaped from a farm near Grayslake and two of them were fatally struck by a pickup truck, whose driver was later located and charged Tuesday morning.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday to the 18400 block of West Casey Road in unincorporated Grayslake for a report of two horses that were deceased in the roadway.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies arrived and determined the two horses were struck by a vehicle.
The driver fled from the scene and was no longer in the area.
It was determined four horses escaped from an enclosed farm in the area.
The other two horses that were not struck by the vehicle were later located and returned to the farm, Covelli said.
Lake County Animal Care and Control was notified of the situation.
Covelli said sheriff’s deputies recovered parts of the offending vehicle and identified it as a Nissan pickup truck.
A police officer a short time later found a man removing items from a heavily damaged Nissan Frontier in the 3300 block of Judy Lane in Park City.
A further investigation revealed the man was the driver of the Nissan that struck the horses, Covelli said.
He was transported to an area hospital for injuries suffered in the crash.
Sheriff’s deputies went to the hospital and spoke to the driver, identified as Nabor Carrillo, 56, of Park City.
Carrillo was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and leaving the scene of an accident.
Carrillo is scheduled to appear in Lake County Branch Court in August.