Three seriously injured in head-on crash near Volo

Police say impairment may be involved after they found open alcohol in 1 vehicle

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VOLO – Lake County Sheriff’s traffic crash investigators are investigating a head-on traffic crash Jan. 21 that left three people seriously injured in Volo.

About 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Route 12 and Russell Avenue in Volo for a head-on traffic crash, according to a news release. When they arrived, deputies found two vehicles with heavy damage.

Preliminary investigation indicates a Ford Mustang, driven by a 24-year-old Fox Lake man, was traveling north in the southbound lanes of Route 12, according to the release. The driver of the Ford struck head-on a Mitsubishi Outlander, driven south by a 36-year-old Deerfield woman.

The driver of the Mitsubishi suffered critical injuries, including a fractured spine and brain bleeding, police said. The driver of the Ford suffered serious injuries and a front-seat passenger in the Ford, a 23-year-old man who was not wearing his seat belt, suffered significant injuries, including not being able to feel his legs, police said.

The two drivers and the passenger were taken to area hospitals, police said.

An open container of alcohol was found in the Ford and impairment appears to be a factor in the crash, police said.

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

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