Two Pickup Trucks Collide in Wadsworth, One Driver Dead

A 52-year-old North Chicago man was fatally injured Saturday afternoon on Dec. 27 when the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving south on Delany Road collided head on with a northbound vehicle.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld by Lake County Sheriff’s Office pending further investigation, was taken to Vista East Hospital in Waukegan where he was pronounced dead.

According to deputies, the driver of the Chevrolet crossed the double-yellow lines and struck the other vehicle from the opposite direction just south of North Mauser Drive. Both vehicles were extensively damaged.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash is a 61-year-old Beach Park man. He had been driving a 1995 Dodge Ram. He was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with critical injuries, sheriff’s deputies said. His identity is also being withheld.

According to deputies who arrived at the scene at about 2:41 p.m., they found that the driver of the Chevrolet crossed the double-yellow lines and struck the other vehicle from the opposite direction just south of North Mauser Drive. Both vehicles were extensively damaged.

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