James T. Horan, 60, of Park Ridge was fatally injured Saturday night when the car he was driving struck a utility pole on Route 176 east of Ivanhoe Road in Fremont Township, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said he was eastbound and there were no passengers in his 2005 Acura TL which was extensively damaged. The victim was pronounced dead when deputies arrived at the scene at about 10:10 p.m. The crash heavily damaged the utility pole and caused a power outage in the area. The accident remains under investigation, deputies said.