“87-year-old woman dies in single-vehicle crash in Lake Barrington”

By | August 17, 2023

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An 87-year-old woman, identified as Ann Tuszynski, died in a single-vehicle crash in Lake Barrington. The woman possibly unintentionally accelerated and crashed into two trees, resulting in blunt force injuries. The crash is currently under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. No other vehicles were involved, and there were no other injuries. Lake and McHenry County Scanner reported

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Authorities are currently investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred in the 100 block of Waterview Court in Lake Barrington. The incident resulted in the death of an elderly female driver. | Image Courtesy: Lake and McHenry County Scanner

The identity of the 87-year-old female driver who tragically lost her life in Lake Barrington has been revealed by the coroner. According to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek, Ann Tuszynski of Lake Barrington succumbed to blunt force injuries sustained in the crash, as determined by an autopsy conducted on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office promptly responded to a single-vehicle collision with injuries in the 100 block of Waterview Court in Lake Barrington at approximately 12:45 p.m. The scene revealed a severely damaged Nissan Altima, as reported by Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Preliminary findings suggest that the Nissan was heading northbound on Waterview Court when the driver, later identified as Tuszynski, unexpectedly accelerated, veering off the roadway and into a yard. Subsequently, the vehicle collided with a garbage can and a small tree before crashing into a larger tree.

Tragically, Tuszynski sustained critical injuries in the collision and despite lifesaving attempts, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Fortunately, no other individuals were harmed in the incident, and no additional vehicles were involved.

Authorities are currently investigating whether Tuszynski unintentionally pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal, potentially leading to a loss of control. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit continues to investigate the crash.

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