In response to the crash, the deputies of the Lake County Sheriff went to the scene of the collision around 5:20 p.m.
According to ABC 7 Chicago, the deceased woman was driving a Nissan SUV northbound on Route 59 when a Ford pickup pulling a trailer tried to merge from the east side should.
The Nissan SUV struck the Ford with its front. According to police, the strike caused the Nissan vehicle to roll. Following its slide, a Hyundai minivan struck the Nissan.
The driver of the Nissan was revealed to be a woman. She had a 1-year-old boy with her in the vehicle. The police found both of them dead at the scene. However, the Police have not released their identities.
Another passenger, a 3-year-old girl, was transported to the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in severe condition.
The accident occurred directly outside Ken Reynold’s auto shop. Immediately after the crash happened, he ran out to help the woman and her passengers in the Nissan.
According to Reynold’s testimony, he told her to hang on as an ambulance and emergency responders were on the way. Ken was not alone, two of his employees, Dustin David and Eric Jones, also joined in helping the victims.
The victims in the Hyundai were a man and his son, a teenager. They were transported to the Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Another good Samaritan, Dustin David, checked on the man and the teen and directed them not to move, assuring them that they would be fine.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigation Unit is currently investigating the crash. Technically, the investigations may take several weeks.
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