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1 Dead, 3 Injured In Wauconda Crash

Wauconda Fatal Crash

One person was killed, and three others were injured, in a crash early Wednesday in Wauconda. (Credit: CBS)

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UPDATED 03/21/12 9:37 a.m.

WAUCONDA, Ill. (CBS) — One person was killed and three more were injured early Wednesday, in a crash on busy Route 12 in Wauconda.

CBS 2’s Kris Habermehl reports the three-car crash happened sometime before 6 a.m. at the juncture of Route 12 and Case Road, near the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds.

Three vehicles were involved in a crash, and one of them careened across the roadway after getting struck. The white car was left sitting across three of the northbound lanes.

A Daily Herald account of the accident indicated that a pickup truck broadsided the white sedan as it turned left from northbound Case Road, ejecting and killing a passenger in the car.

A heating contractor’s van was also involved in the crash.

The deceased victim’s body was covered by a white sheet next to the heating contractor’s van.

Three others were injured and evaluated at the scene.

Southbound Route 12 was closed as of 6 a.m., and was expected to be closed for some time as police investigated. Only the right lane was open on the northbound side.