Bob Gillen Death: Wauconda High School teacher died in crash near Wheeling, IL

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Bob Gillen Death – The Wauconda High School community is mourning the tragic death of a beloved teacher and Head Athletic Trainer who passed away in a car accident on East Palatine Road Sunday. According to reports, The 53-year-old died in the crash which occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. on East Palatine Road near Wheeling Road.

Preliminary investigations determined that a suspected drunk driver was traveling eastbound on Palatine Road when they veered into the westbound lanes, hitting an oncoming vehicle. Bob was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. Wheeling Police were called to the scene of a wrong-way accident near Wheeling, IL.

Authorities say both vehicles have two occupants and one victim was transported to an area hospital in a serious condition. Police in Wheeling are continuing their investigation with the help of the Northwest Suburban Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction. There was no further information regarding the crash available at the time.

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