Woman in critical condition after crash near Antioch

Police: Vehicle struck tree, but driver may have suffered medical episode

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ANTIOCH – Lake County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a single-vehicle crash involving a 76-year-old Rockford woman.

About 3:10 p.m. May 12, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Route 173 west of Wells Lane in an unincorporated area near Antioch for a single-vehicle traffic crash, according to a news release.

Sheriff’s deputies found the sole occupant of the vehicle unconscious and experiencing labored breathing. The woman was taken to an area hospital, where she was in critical condition.

Preliminary investigation shows the woman was driving a 2000 Buick Century east on Route 173. As she was driving, her vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a tree.

The damage to the Buick was not substantial and it is possible the driver suffered from a medical episode before crashing, according to the release.

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

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