Wauconda High School teacher Bob Gillen dies in car accident near Wheeling

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Wheeling, IL – The Wauconda High School community is reeling from the devastating loss of a revered educator and Head Athletic Trainer, Bob Gillen, who tragically passed away in a fatal car accident on Sunday. The 53-year-old lost his life in a collision occurring around 2:15 a.m. on East Palatine Road near Wheeling Road.

Initial investigations indicated that a suspected intoxicated driver, traveling eastbound on Palatine Road, veered into the westbound lanes, resulting in a collision with an oncoming vehicle. Regrettably, Bob Gillen was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

My condolences go out to the Wauconda family as well as the family of Bob Gillen. https://t.co/PHElaNbl6n

— Matt Now (@mattjnow) December 11, 2023

Wheeling Police responded to the scene of this wrong-way accident near Wheeling, IL. Reports indicate that both vehicles involved had two occupants, and one victim was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

We are saddened by the sudden loss of Bob Gillen, a devoted Math teacher, athletic trainer, and friend.

Bob dedicated his time to the education of students, the care of athletes, and the growth of colleagues.

We offer our condolences to Bob’s family and all who knew him. 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/Ldb2m2H83l

— Wauconda CUSD 118 (@WaucondaCUSD118) December 11, 2023

Authorities from the Wheeling Police Department are actively investigating the incident in collaboration with the Northwest Suburban Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction. However, specific details regarding the crash were not immediately available.

As the community mourns this tragic loss, the family of Bob Gillen will release further information regarding his obituary and funeral arrangements at a later time.

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