18-year-old killed in Volo rollover crash

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VOLO, Ill. — An 18-year-old woman was killed in a rollover accident Wednesday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened just around 7:15 a.m. on US Route 12, north of Case Road.

Police said the woman was driving a 2000 GMC pickup truck, carrying a sealcoating tank. She was traveling northbound on Route 12 and veered off the east side of the road. She over-corrected the vehicle, sending the vehicle skidding into the median where it rolled over into the southbound lanes.

She was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger, also an 18-year-old woman, was wearing a seat belt and was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital with minor injuries.

Both women were recent Wauconda High School graduates, and were currently working as seasonal employees for the Wauconda School District. The names of the women have not yet been released.

Sgt. Christopher Covelli, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, said they were traveling north to fill up a sealcoating at six different lots owned by the school district.

Route 12 was closed in both directions for a couple hours Wednesday morning, as police investigated the crash site. It reopened at about 11 a.m. Flowers sit at the scene where the crash happened.

The investigation is ongoing, but at this point authorities said they do not believe speed or distracted driving caused the crash.

Counselors were available at Wauconda High School Wednesday night for students, staff and members of the community.


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