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Fox Lake motorcyclist seriously injured after hit-and-run crash

A Fox Lake woman was seriously injured after a hit-and-run crash in the early morning hours Sunday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of West Grass Lake Road and Hillside Avenue in unincorporated Antioch about 1:45 a.m. Sunday for a reported crash.

First responders discovered a 30-year-old Fox Lake woman with critical injuries. The woman had been driving her 2000 Harley Davidson XL1200S west on Grass Lake Road, just east of Hillside Avenue, when she crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2014 Chrysler 200, which then fled the scene, according to the sheriff’s department.

The reason why the motorcyclist crossed into the other lane is unknown, according to the sheriff’s department. The woman was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with “very serious” injuries, according to the sheriff’s department.

Lake County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Chris Covelli said Sunday afternoon that the woman is expected to survive but likely will need extensive hospital treatment.

The driver of the Chrysler, later identified as a 26-year-old unincorporated Antioch man, went to a restaurant on the 25400 block of West Bluff Lane and reported his vehicle stolen after the crash, according to the sheriff’s department. While being questioned about the stolen vehicle, the driver admitted that his vehicle wasn’t stolen and that he was driving at the time of the crash. He was taken to a hospital for toxicology testing, according to the sheriff’s office.

No charges have been filed but are likely forthcoming, according to the sheriff’s department. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

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