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Fatal crash claims life of Buffalo Grove woman, leaving two trapped while driving!

In a devastating turn of events, tragedy strikes when a Buffalo Grove woman loses her life after a car accident in Wheeling. The collision not only claimed her life, but also left another victim trapped in the wreckage. It’s a heartbreaking reminder of the fragility of life and the suddenness with which it can be taken away. Join us as we delve into the details of this harrowing incident.

Fatal crash claims life of Buffalo Grove woman, two trapped while driving

Officials say a two-vehicle crash in Wheeling left two people trapped and seriously damaged, along with a 25-year-old Buffalo Grove woman who was killed.

On Wednesday around 10:23 p.m., Wheeling police and firefighters arrived at the intersection of Northgate Parkway and Lake Cook Road, the border between the communities of Wheeling and Buffalo Grove.

According to Wheeling Fire Chief Scott Salela, there was an initial report of a car crash involving entrapment in the vehicles.

Fatal crash claims life of Buffalo Grove woman, two trapped while driving
Fatal crash claims life of Buffalo Grove woman, two trapped while driving

According to a 911 caller who saw the crash, the head-on collision occurred just west of the intersection. When the fire brigade arrived within five minutes, they found two seriously damaged cars. According to Salela, victims were trapped in both vehicles.

According to Salela, both victims were freed and received medical attention from fire brigade personnel. Within twenty minutes, both victims were freed and taken to hospital by ambulance.

Salela stated that one of the victims died from his injuries while still in hospital. The condition of the second victim has not been released. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the deceased victim was a Buffalo Grove lady whose age was 25. There are plans to conduct an autopsy.

During the incident, Wheeling fire stations were covered by the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District and the Glenview Fire Department.

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