A head-on crash killed a 23-year-old Ingleside man about midnight Saturday, authorities said.
About 12:10 a.m., Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a crash near Route 134 and North Robin Road in Ingleside, where they found two cars with major damage, according to a news release.
An investigation revealed that the 23-year-old had been driving a 2002 Acura TL west on Route 134, just east of Robin Road. At the same time, a 72-year-old Round Lake man was driving a 2000 Buick Century east in the same area.
For an unknown reason, the man driving the Acura entered the eastbound lanes of traffic and hit the Buick Century head-on.
The driver of the Acura was pronounced dead at the scene. A preliminary investigation suggests he was not wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the Buick suffered minor injuries. A passenger in the Buick, a 72-year-old Round Lake woman, suffered critical injuries. An ambulance took both the driver and his passenger to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office scheduled an autopsy Monday for the Ingleside man.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.