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21-year-old man dies in two-vehicle crash in Wauconda

A box truck was hit head-on by a Mitsubishi Eclipse about 3 a.m. Friday on Route 12 near Route 59 in Wauconda, Wauconda police said. The 21-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi was pronounced dead at the scene.
A box truck was hit head-on by a Mitsubishi Eclipse about 3 a.m. Friday on Route 12 near Route 59 in Wauconda, Wauconda police said. The 21-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi was pronounced dead at the scene.

One person died in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning in Wauconda.

Wauconda Fire District officials said a box truck traveling north on Route 12 just south of the Route 176 intersection collided with a passenger vehicle about 3 a.m. Friday.

Wauconda police officials reported the passenger vehicle, a green Mitsubishi Eclipse, was headed south on Route 12 near Route 59 before crossing into the northbound lanes for an unknown reason and colliding with the box truck.

The force of the collision ejected the unidentified 21-year-old male driver of the passenger vehicle, who was pronounced dead at the scene, fire officials said.

The 62-year-old driver of the box truck was treated at the scene.

Northbound Route 12 at Route 176 was closed Friday, Wauconda police said. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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