Woman Killed in Accident at Route 12 near Wauconda, IL

August 12, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 12, Wauconda, IL, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Lake County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Semi-Truck, Passenger Car
Route 12
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-Truck and a Passenger Car were involved in a collision

What Happened

Lake County Sheriff's Office officials are investigating a crash that killed a woman at Route 12 near Wauconda, IL on August 12th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 7:24 a.m. According to investigators, a passenger vehicle, operated by an 84-year=old Oakwood Hills woman, was exiting a business lot to travel westbound onto Route 12. A semi-truck was headed northbound when police say the passenger vehicle allegedly attempted to make a u-turn ahead of the truck. The two vehicles collided as the truck went eastbound into an embankment. The Oakwood Hills woman suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Additional information was not immediately available.

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