LAKE COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Magdalene “Maggie” Bonefas, has been identified as the victim killed in a vehicle crash last Wednesday in Lake County, Illinois.

Bonefas, 18, died around 7:00 a.m. on July 31 following a vehicle crash on US-12 just north of Case Road, in Wauconda.


The victim was operating a 2000 GMC pickup truck containing a sealcoating tank, (used for paving roads,) when for unknown reasons, she crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then rolled over several times before coming to a rest.

An 18-year-old passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash suffered minor injuries.

Bonefas was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Bonefas was a 2019 grad of Wauconda High School and a summer/seasonal school district employee, reports Patch.

She was enrolled to attend her first year of college at Illinois State University.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved young woman:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Wauconda is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 13,603 at the 2010 census. It is the site of the Wauconda Bog Nature Preserve, a National Natural Landmark – Wikipedia.

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