One-vehicle crash claims life of Mundelein 17-year-old
Updated: August 6, 2012 6:42AM
A 17-year-old from Mundelein who had been reported to police as missing Saturday night was killed early Sunday when his vehicle left the roadway and struck roadside objects in an unincorporated area south of Round Lake.
Lake County Coroner Artis Yancey said Harrison C. Fischer was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near 22970 Chardon Road, just west of Route 60.
Lake County Sheriff’s Police reported that the 2002 Ford Escape involved in the crash was “nearly severed in half (and) laying in the front yard” of the address after apparently striking both a utility pole and a tree.
Police reported that the Escape appeared to have been traveling eastbound on Chardon, which curves near that address. Deputies responded to a call about the wreck at 5:09 a.m. Grayslake Fire Department personnel also responded to the scene.
According to reports, Mundelein Police assisted Lake County deputies in attempting to locate the teen after he was reported missing by his family late Saturday. At 10:43 p.m., police issued an Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network alert listing the teen as a “missing endangered juvenile.”
Reports added that the victim was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. While Yancey said toxicology reports had yet to be performed late Sunday, there were no initial indications that alcohol or drugs were involved.