(North Chicago, IL) A young child is dead after a weekend crash in North Chicago. Police say they responded to the area of Routes 41 and 137 early Saturday morning. Authorities say a Toyota had rear-ended a Jeep in the northbound lanes of 41. Three people in the Jeep, including a 1-year-old boy were transported to the Lake Forest Hospital, where the child was pronounced dead. Coroner’s officials identified the deceased as Mekhi Sutton of Lithia Springs, Georgia, and the cause of death as head trauma. The conditions of the other occupants of the Jeep have not been updated…and it’s unclear if anyone in the Toyota was injured. The incident remains under investigation.
Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (11-23-21)