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ISP Fatal Traffic Crash Alert

ISP FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police

District 15

 

WHAT:                      Two Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

WHERE:                   Interstate 94 westbound at milepost 21, Lake County

WHEN:                      August 2, 2020 at approximately 12:45 p.m.

VEHICLE:                Unit 1- 2020 White Toyota Camry

                                    Unit 2- 2013 Blue Honda CRV

DRIVER:                   Unit 1 – Rafael Perez, 25-year-old-male of Berkeley, IL (Transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries)

 

Unit 2 – Iryna Andrushchak, 43-year-old female of Chicago, IL (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)

 

PASSENGERS:        Unit 1- 21-year-old male of Kewanee, IL. (Deceased – Pending investigation)

                                

                                    Unit 1- Brenda Perez, 18-year-old female of Addison, IL. (Transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries)

                               

Unit 2 - Volodymyr Andrushchak, 50-year-old male of Chicago, IL.

 

Unit 2 - 16-year-old female of Chicago, IL. (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)

                                     

 

 

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ADD ONE/FATAL CRASH

 

            PRELIMINARY:     A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling westbound on Interstate 94 at Milepost 21 in lanes one and two at a high rate of speed.  For an unknown reason, the Unit 1 vehicle lost control and struck the Unit 2 vehicle, which was traveling in the third lane.

The impact caused Unit 1 to overturn and roll several times before coming to rest on the left shoulder, while the Unit 2 vehicle came to rest in lanes two and three.  The Unit 1 driver was ejected and transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. A Unit 1 passenger was ejected and pronounced deceased on scene.  The additional Unit 1 passenger was entrapped, extricated and transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. Two of the three occupants of Unit 2 were transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

                                                All westbound lanes were closed for the traffic crash investigation at approximately 1:42 p.m. and reopened at approximately 4:55 p.m. No further information is available at this time.

            CHARGES:               Pending further investigation.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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