One Dead, Two Hurt After Car Crash In Lake County

A truck smashed into a tree in Lake County Wednesday night.

One person died and two others are hurt.

The Lake County Sheriff says it happened around 6:15 on Brooks Road and 9 Mile near Irons.

The sheriff says a pickup truck went around the curve and lost control.

The pickup then wrapped around a tree.

The sheriff says one passenger died at the scene and another passenger is in the hospital in critical condition.

He tells us the driver was also taken to the hospital for less serious injuries.

Right now it’s unclear if speed or alcohol were factors.

The sheriff says roads like these can be dangerous.

“One right angle here, one right angle there and if you don’t slow down for it, it’s very easy to lose control and that’s what we believe actually happened tonight. It’s unfortunate that it happened and we feel for the family,” says Sheriff Richard Martin, Lake County

Right now the crash is under investigation and victims’ names have not been released.