Tragic Vehicle Accident in Residential Driveway Claims Life of Toddler in Unincorporated Barrington

Tragic Vehicle Accident in Residential Driveway Claims Life of Toddler in Unincorporated Barrington

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded about 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021 to a call from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 Route 22, unincorporated Barrington, regarding an 18 month-old toddler that was brought to the hospital (only three miles away) after he had been run over by a vehicle at a different location.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the Good Shepherd Hospital and discovered the 18-month-old boy had been pronounced deceased. Further investigation revealed the incident occurred in the block of 25600 West Drake Road in unincorporated Barrington. Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives and members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigations Team responded to the scene.

Preliminary investigation shows the toddler’s father, a 48-year-old male residing at the same address on Drake Road, entered his Chevrolet pickup truck, which was parked in his driveway. At this time the toddler was outside in the vicinity of his mother and other siblings. The toddler was standing approximately 50 feet away from the pickup truck when his father entered the pickup. Just before the father began backing down the driveway the toddler ran toward the pickup, which nobody saw. The father began backing up then turned the pickup, so he could pull forward out of the driveway. This caused one of the front tires of the pickup to roll over the toddler.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Team and Lake County Coroner’s Office. The preliminarily investigation indicates the fatality involves a tragic accident.


Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Beach Park Resident Arrested After Exiting Vehicle Armed with Firearm During Traffic Stop
A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy on Monday, May 3, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m. was
Chicagoans stuck indoors due to Chemical spill
There is bad news for the people of suburban Chicago residents. There has been a
Mazda, Toyota, and Subaru crash at Route 12 and Volo Village Road
The Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Wauconda paramedics/firefighters received a report of a crash at
Tests find elevated levels of EtO in blood of residents living close to a company
The initial report of the tests conducted in Lake County found that the residents within
Officials released identity of Lake County homicide victim as Nancy Wilcox
The Lake County coroner released the details of the homicide victim. The victim is identified
Lake County Sheriff’s Office issue alert
The Lake County Sheriff's Office has informed people of the ways thieves use to steal
A car incident involving Prince Philip
The husband of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, 97 was involved in a car accident with
UIS men’s tennis earns first NCAA D-II bid
University of Illinois Springfield earned its first bid to the NCAA Division II national men's tennis tournament on Tuesday. UIS was
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
May has been identified as Mental Health Awareness month, and the Springfield Police Department would
Former Manager Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Mascoutah Trucking Company Out of More Than $600,000
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – This morning, Timothy P. Mayer, 41, of Waterloo, Illinois, appeared