The sheriff’s office investigates a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Chardon Road and Fairfield Road in unincorporated Wauconda that left two women dead and a third injured Wednesday morning. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2024)

The coroner has released the identities of a Waukegan woman and a Round Lake Beach woman who were both killed in a crash involving a sedan and dump truck near Wauconda.

Carmen Zeron, 48, of Waukegan, and Angelica Juarez, 55, of Round Lake Beach, both died from blunt force injuries as a result of a vehicle crash, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.

The Wauconda Fire District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded just before 8 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Chardon Road and Fairfield Road in unincorporated Wauconda for a vehicle crash with injuries.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said sheriff’s deputies arrived and found a vehicle and dump truck collided, causing major damage.

A preliminary investigation shows a 2007 Mack dump truck, driven by a 44-year-old Round Lake Park man, was traveling northbound on Fairfield Road approaching Chardon Road.

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A 2007 Nissan Versa, driven by Zeron, was traveling westbound on Chardon Road approaching Fairfield Road at the same time, Covelli said.

Traffic on Chardon Road at Fairfield Road is controlled by a stop sign.

The sheriff’s office investigates a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Chardon Road and Fairfield Road in unincorporated Wauconda that left two women dead and a third injured Wednesday morning. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2024)

There is no stop sign or traffic control device for traffic on Fairfield Road at the intersection.

Covelli said the driver of the Nissan pulled into the intersection directly in front of the Mack truck.

The front of the dump truck struck the driver’s side of the Nissan.

The dump truck then rolled onto its side, spilling a load of loose concrete, Covelli said.

Zeron was pronounced dead at the scene.

Juarez, the backseat passenger in the Nissan, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Wauconda Deputy Fire Chief Devin Mueller said the two victims in the Nissan were heavily trapped inside the vehicle.

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The sheriff’s office investigates a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Chardon Road and Fairfield Road in unincorporated Wauconda that left two women dead and a third injured Wednesday morning. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2024)

A front-seat passenger in the Nissan, a 45-year-old Round Lake Beach woman, was not trapped in the vehicle.

She was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries later determined to be non-life-threatening, Covelli said.

Mueller said the driver of the dump truck was treated at the scene and declined transport to the hospital.

Autopsies are being scheduled on the two women killed in the crash. Their identities are being temporarily withheld.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team was called to the scene to conduct a crash investigation.

Fairfield Road was shut down from Route 60 to Gilmer Road. Traffic on Chardon Road was also blocked at Fairfield Road during the investigation.