Unincorporated Gurnee wrong-way crash leaves 2 dead, Lake County Sheriff's Office says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, January 9, 2023
2 killed in wrong-way crash in Lake County
Two people are dead following an apparent wrong-way crash near Gurnee.

UNINCORPORATED GURNEE, Ill. (WLS) -- Two people were killed after a wrong-way, head-on crash in unincorporated Gurnee Monday morning, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office said a Nissan was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 41 a half mile north of Stearns School Road at about 4:05 a.m. when it struck a Ford Edge, which then caught fire after the crash.

The driver of the Nissan, a 32-year-old man from Grayslake, was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff's office said. The 54-year-old man from North Chicago driving the Ford was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

Authorities have not released their identities.

The crash is under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigation Team.