The coroner has identified a 37-year-old woman who died after she and a man, who suffered serious injuries, were struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Mundelein Tuesday.
An autopsy performed Wednesday showed Liliia Leshchenko, 37, of Mundelein, died as a result of blunt force injuries from a crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
The Mundelein Fire Department, Countryside Fire Protection District and Mundelein Police Department responded around 11:36 p.m. Tuesday to Butterfield Road and Canterbury Lane in Mundelein.
Mundelein Interim Chief of Police Jason Seeley said officers received reports of a vehicle crash involving pedestrians at the intersection.
Officers arrived to find two injured pedestrians, one of which was Leshchenko, on the west side of Butterfield Road just south of Canterbury Lane.
Leshchenko had severe, life-threatening injuries and a 39-year-old man had significant but non-life-threatening injuries, Seeley said.
Both victims were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where Leshchenko died.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to the scene and began an investigation.
A preliminary investigation shows the pedestrians were walking west crossing Butterfield Road, Seeley said.
A vehicle, driven by a 67-year-old, was traveling southbound when it collided with the pedestrians.
Seeley said the driver of the vehicle did not sustain injuries and was cooperative with investigators.
Officers do not suspect the driver was impaired but toxicology results are pending, Seeley said.
The 39-year-old man remains hospitalized undergoing treatment for his injuries.
A second, separate crash occurred shortly after the first, Seeley said.
One of the drivers suffered minor injuries and was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center.
The pedestrian-involved crash remains under investigation by the Mundelein Police Department, MCAT and Lake County Coroner’s Office.