Posted On: August 12, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Lake County Car Accident in Antioch, Illinois Kills Woman And Leaves 3 in Critical Condition

A head-on Lake County, Illinois car crash in Antioch early Thursday has killed one person while seriously injuring three others. Police say that alcohol and speed were a factor.

The compact car and sport utility vehicle collided at about 1:45am. The two vehicles were coming from opposite directions when they struck each other on Grass Lake Road. The SUV rolled over multiple times.

The woman that died, 22-year-old Danielle Trevithick, was riding alone in the car. She had to be extricated from her vehicle and was pronounced dead at the Antioch, Illinois car accident site.

Two of the SUV’s passengers, a man and a woman, also had to be extricated from their vehicle. The SUV’s driver was ejected from the auto during the crash. All three of them were flown to the hospital with critical injuries from blunt force trauma.

Police are trying to confirm the cause of the catastrophic Lake County car accident. Evidence of alcohol was found at the crash site.

Speed and alcohol are each alone known to cause devastating Chicago car crashes. Combine them with one another and the chance of fatality goes up dramatically. Both make it hard for a driver to maintain control of a vehicle—especially when confronted with an emergency situation. Thousands of people are killed each year because someone was driving drunk and/or speeding. Often, drunk drivers don’t even realize that they were speeding because their sense of perception is so impaired that it is difficult from them to accurately assess their physical space.

1 Dead, 3 Critical in Antioch Crash; Alcohol, Speed Suspected, MyFoxChicago, August 12, 2010

Alcohol, high speed possible factors in Antioch Township crash, Chicago Breaking News, August 12, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Speeding, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Influenced Driving, Illinois State Police

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