Four injured in head-on crash near Round Lake

Police say both drivers critically injured; 2 children in one car also hurt

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ROUND LAKE – A traffic crash Nov. 20 near Round Lake left four people injured.

About 6:30 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Fairfield Road in the area of Nippersink Road for a traffic crash with injuries. Deputies found two vehicles with heavy damage, according to a news release.

Preliminary investigation shows a Chevrolet Equinox, driven by a Round Lake Beach woman, was traveling north on Fairfield Road. After crossing Nippersink Road, the woman, for an unknown reason, veered into the southbound lanes of traffic.

The Chevrolet struck a southbound Acura MDX, driven by a 39-year-old Wauconda woman, head-on. The Acura had two middle-school-aged children in the car, police said.

Both drivers were taken to area hospitals with critical injuries. The children were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries, but those injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to the release.

An open container of alcohol was found in the Chevrolet, police said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team.

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