Semi driver dies after hitting minivan, traffic pole in Long Grove: Lake County sheriff

The driver of a semitrailer died after crashing into a minivan and a traffic pole Thursday morning in Long Grove, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

The semi was going north on Route 83 about 11:05 a.m. when it struck a southbound 2015 Toyota minivan trying to turn left onto Westmoreland Drive, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Chris Covelli.

The truck hit the minivan, a traffic pole and then drove into an embankment, Covelli said. The driver, and sole occupant of the semi, died at the scene.

The 45-year-old woman driving the minivan was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with non-life threatening injuries, he said.

Southbound lanes on Route 83 are expected to be open by 5:30 p.m., but northbound lanes will be closed into the night as crews repair traffic lights, Covelli said.

The Lake County coroner’s office has not released details on the death.