2 Children Ejected in Fatal Crash of SUV with Wall on Westbound I-94 Near Buckley Rd (Route 137); Total 6 People Hurt

Gurnee firefighter/paramedics and Illinois State Police responded about 9:35 PM Saturday to a report of crash with an ejection and injuries on 42.313970, -87.905021 (westbound I-94 near Buckley Rd Route 137 Libertyville, IL). Police and firefighter/paramedics initially received a report of an SUV crash into the median wall on northbound I-94 near Route 132. The crash was actually on westbound I94 (northbound) just north of Buckley Road.

Two boys, age 10 and age 11, were ejected out the driver's side back seat window of a Lincoln Navigator. Both boys were rushed to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Five other people were also transported to Condell Medical Center. Firefighters/paramedics from Gurnee, Libertyville and Newport were on the scene.

All lanes of Northbound I-94 were blocked from about 9:35 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the start of the Memorial Day Weekend.

Motorists were forced to exit at Buckley Road. A backup on westbound I-94 (northbound)extended back to about Route 60.

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