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Coroner identifies 73-year-old grandfather killed in crash caused by wrong-way driver near Lake Villa

The coroner has identified a 73-year-old grandfather who died after another driver, who was possibly impaired, crashed head-on into his car on Route 59 near Lake Villa. An autopsy performed Monday showed George Giannakakis, 73, of Ingleside, died as a result of blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The Lake County […]

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73-year-old man dies after wrong-way driver hits his vehicle head-on near Lake Villa

A 73-year-old man died after another driver, who was possibly impaired, drove into oncoming lanes and crashed head-on into his car on Route 59 near Lake Villa Friday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Villa Fire Protection District responded around 9:50 p.m. Friday to Route 59 south of Route 132 in unincorporated Lake Villa […]

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5 hospitalized, 2 in critical condition, after head-on crash in Round Lake Beach

Five people were hospitalized, two in critical condition, after an SUV crossed over into oncoming lanes on Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach and struck another SUV head-on, police said. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Beach Police Department responded around 12:30 p.m. Monday to the area of the Great Clips, […]

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26-year-old man killed after head-on crash with semi-truck on Route 41 in Wadsworth

Officials say a 26-year-old man was killed after he drove his sedan in the wrong lanes of Route 41 in Wadsworth and struck a semi-truck head-on late Monday evening. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Newport Fire Protection District responded around 11:30 p.m. Monday to Route 41 north of Wadsworth Road in Wadsworth for a […]

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Woman suffers life-threatening injuries, man seriously injured in head-on crash near Mundelein

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries and a man suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash on Route 83 near Mundelein Wednesday evening. The Mundelein Fire Department, Countryside Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:20 p.m. to Route 83 between Winchester Road and Creekwood Drive in unincorporated Mundelein. Lake County Sheriff’s Office […]