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Charges filed against driver of Audi SUV wanted in fatal hit-and-run of 22-year-old man near Vernon Hills

Investigators say charges have been filed against a woman that was allegedly driving an SUV that struck and killed a 22-year-old Lake Forest College student near Vernon Hills in October. Lake County Sheriff’s Office traffic crash investigators concluded their investigation into the incident, which took hundreds of investigative hours, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief […]

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Waukegan woman charged with killing pedestrian in crash in North Chicago, failing to report it

A Waukegan woman was arrested after she allegedly hit and killed a 24-year-old woman with her vehicle in North Chicago on Saturday, authorities said. The North Chicago Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department responded around 2:19 a.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of Lincoln Street. The Lake County Coroner’s Office said first responders received […]

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Man, woman arrested for falsely reporting vehicle stolen following hit-and-run crash in McHenry

A man and woman were both charged after they allegedly falsely reported the woman’s Audi SUV stolen following a hit-and-run crash in McHenry. Robert E. Hammontree, 27, of the 1700 block of Highview Avenue in McHenry, was charged with false alarm or complaint to 911, conspiracy and false report of a vehicle theft, which are […]

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Man in critical condition after being ejected from pickup truck during crash near Lake Villa

A Spring Grove man is in critical condition after he lost control of his pickup truck and crashed while trying to pass a car in Lake Villa Friday evening. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Villa Fire Protection District responded around 5:20 p.m. Friday to Route 59 and Monaville Road in unincorporated Lake Villa. […]

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Alleged drunk driver with 1-year-old in her car flees after crashing into another vehicle in Beach Park

A woman allegedly driving drunk with a 1-year-old in her backseat crashed into another vehicle, leaving the toddler injured on Saturday in Beach Park, police said. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy on patrol spotted a head-on crash that had just occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli. […]