1 dead, 1 critically injured in single-vehicle crash near Antioch

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash, investigators say

One man was killed and another was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday near Antioch.

Lake County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the crash scene near North Avenue and Deep Lake Road about 10:45 p.m.

A 25-year-old Antioch man, who authorities said was driving a 2022 Ford F-350 pickup west on North Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is being scheduled by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

A 27-year-old Antioch man who was a passenger in the pickup was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in critical condition with injuries that were life-threatening, authorities said.

Investigators said the pickup was speeding when it left the road for unknown reasons, collided with several traffic signs, rolled multiple times and finally struck a tree.

Authorities said the driver exited the vehicle and then collapsed.

Alcohol appears to have been a factor in the crash, investigators reported.

The crash remains under investigation.

Jake Griffin Daily Herald Media Group

Jake Griffin is the assistant managing editor for watchdog reporting at the Daily Herald