ID’s Made in Fatal Route 41 Wrong-Way Crash

(Gurnee, IL)  Two people killed in a wrong-way crash near Gurnee have been identified. Lake County Coroner’s officials say 32-year-old Ronnie Goggans Jr. of Michigan (though he most recently lived in Grayslake), was headed southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 41 early Monday morning, when he struck another vehicle head on. Both Goggans, and the driver of that other vehicle, 54-year-old Ricky Smallwood of Antioch (formerly of North Chicago)…were killed. Toxicology on the offending driver has not yet been released, and investigators have not yet speculated as to why he was driving the wrong way. The incident remains under investigation.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (1-11-23)