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.
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