File Photo – Gurnee Fire Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A 73-year-old was found unconscious, seriously injured and trapped in her vehicle after it struck a tree and rolled over on Route 45 in Gurnee Wednesday afternoon.

The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to Route 45 and Cascade Way in Gurnee.

Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said officers found a single-vehicle crash involving a red 2020 Toyota Rav4.

The Toyota sustained extensive damage after crashing into a tree.

An initial investigation showed that the Toyota was traveling northbound on Route 45 north of Cascade Way south of Dada Drive.

The Toyota veered off the roadway and hit a tree, causing the vehicle to roll over, Gaylor said.

The driver of the Toyota, a 73-year-old Grayslake woman, was trapped inside and unconscious.

The Gurnee Fire Department extricated her from the vehicle and provided lifesaving measures.

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She was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where she remains in serious condition.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to the scene to perform a crash investigation.

Route 45 was closed for approximately three hours while investigators worked at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Gurnee Police Department and MCAT.