Palatine car crash: 1 dead after head-on collision near Wheeling Road in Palatine; driver suspected of DUI, police say

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Sunday, December 10, 2023 2:10PM

1 dead after head-on collision in Wheeling: police

PALATINE, Ill. (WLS) — One person is dead after a head-on collision Sunday morning in north suburban Palatine.

The crash happened at 2:15 a.m. on East Palatine Road near Wheeling Road, police said.

A suspected intoxicated driver was traveling eastbound on Palatine Road when they traveled into the westbound lanes, striking an oncoming vehicle and killing its driver.

The deceased driver is 53 years old, police said. No further information about their identity was immediately available.

Each vehicle has two occupants, police said. One person was seriously injured.

Palatine police continue to investigate with the assistance of the Northwest Suburban Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction .

No further information about the crash was immediately available.

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