An 18-year-old was rushed to the hospital and died after being hit by a pickup truck that had collided with an SUV in Grayslake Saturday morning, authorities said.
The Grayslake Police Department and Grayslake Fire Department responded around 10:12 a.m. Saturday to Washington Street and Atkinson Road in Grayslake.
Grayslake Deputy Police Chief Jeff Myhra said officers arrived to find a crash involving a pedestrian and two vehicles.
A preliminary investigation revealed a Ford Escape and Ford F-350 collided in the intersection, Myhra said.
A Ford F-350 was pulling a trailer, which detached from the truck upon impact with the Ford Escape.
The Ford F-350 left the roadway and struck an 18-year-old Grayslake woman who was standing on the southeast corner of the intersection.
The woman was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead, Myhra said.
The drivers from both vehicles involved were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Both vehicles involved sustained heavy damage in the crash.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to the scene to conduct a crash investigation, resulting in the intersection being shut down.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Grayslake Police Department and MCAT, Myhra said.
An autopsy is being scheduled by the Lake County Coroner’s Office on the woman.