Man Ejected From SUV Struck And Killed By Another Vehicle

BEACH PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A man was killed over the weekend when he was ejected from an SUV and then struck by another vehicle. A second person in the SUV was critically injured when he was also ejected from the vehicle.

It happened just before midnight Friday on southbound Green Bay Road near Adelaide Avenue in Beach Park, a release from the Lake County Sheriff’s office said.

Deputies learned a 2002 Ford Explorer left the road for an unknown reason and both men were ejected after the the SUV rolled over several times. The vehicle came to a stop in a ditch alongside the road, the release said.

Cameraon L. Carter, 21, of Waukegan was ejected and then struck by another vehicle shortly after the accident. Carter was pronounced dead at the scene. Lebron Devost, 28, of North Chicago was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he remains in critical condition Monday morning.

Police are not sure who was driving at the time of the crash.

A witness told deputies she saw a white four-door vehicle strike Carter while he was lying in the roadway. The make, model and year of the vehicle is unknown as the witness could not see very well due to darkness.

Toxicology reports are pending on both Carter and Devost.

Police are asking any witnesses to the crash or anyone with information about the white four-door vehicle to contact Lt. Ed Haras at (847) 377- 7021.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • dan

    Seat belts keep you from flying out of your car like a missle-why don’t people get it?

  • Curious

    I wonder what they want with the white four door vehicle? They obviously had no fault in the accident.

    • Roberta Waker

      Would you feel the same way if it was a child that ran into the road instead of someone being thrown from a vehicle? Drivers are responsible for keeping their vehicles under control to avoid an accident; that includes running over people stupid enough not to wear seatbelts. Had he not been run over, he just might have survived. Seatbelts save lives – wear them.

    • UNNY


  • The Carny Speaks The Truth

    Please remain seated until the ride has made a complete stop. Thank You.

  • Hamburglar

    Always wear your seatbelt.

  • Bob Hamilton

    Well this sounds like another story just re-written from a police department press release. Now I was not an the crash scene, I’m just sitting at home in my boxers, but I can supply a few of the answers the police either could not figure out, or were too afraid to say. The reason the vehicle “left the road” is that the driver was speeding and drunk, with no drivers license and no insurance. His only driving instructions came from playing countless hours of Grand Theft Auto. He was not wearing a seatbelt, and was texting (he pronounced it “texxing”) someone while stepping on the gas approaching a turn. They had open liquor in the car which was stolen, but everything was aww-ite because his homeboy was the one who was on probation.

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