UPDATE: Waukegan woman killed after car hits tree in Wadsworth Identified

by Tina Johansson

Authorities have released the name of a woman died after her car hit a tree in Wadsworth September 25.

On Monday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Miriam Gomez, 24, of the 600 block of 8th Street of Waukegan was the person whose car hit a tree in Wadsworth Sunday, killing her.

Gomez was pronounced dead on arrival at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan after her 2004 Nissan Altima  hit a ditch and struck a tree on Green Bay Road in Wadsworth.

LCSO deptuties who rushed to the scene at 1:56 a.m. Sunday, said Gomez’s car, which was heading northbound on Green Day, exited the roadway at Taylor Lane and crashed into the tree.

According to reports, because of the damage to the car, Gomez had to be extricated by emergency personnel.


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