WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) — One man is dead and another was hospitalized Monday following a crash this past weekend in Waukegan.
Waukegan police were called to the 1900 block of Dugdale Road for the crash at 9 p.m. Saturday.READ MORE: Local Businesses Hope For Similar Outcome Of Shoppers For Small Business Saturday
Police said a black Dodge Charger was speeding west down the road, when its driver lost control and hit a 2012 black Honda Accord headed the other way. The Dodge kept going until it hit an electrical utility pole – bringing down power lines, police said.
The live power lines were lying on the Dodge, so officers couldn’t approach it until ComEd employees came.READ MORE: Person Hospitalized Following Shooting On I-290
The driver of the Dodge, a man in his 20s from Waukegan, later died at an area hospital. The front-seat passenger – a man in his 20s from Racine, Wisconsin – was hospitalized with minor injuries and is expected to recover.
It is not known whether either occupant of the Dodge had a seat belt on.
The driver of the Honda – a Waukegan man in his 20s – was not injured. He was believed to be wearing a seat belt.MORE NEWS: Man Robbed And Shot In Austin
Police believe speed was as major factor in the crash. The investigation continued Monday.