Fatal Tri-State Tollway SUV Crash Near Hazel Crest

There was a fatal Tri-State Tollway SUV crash Sunday night, February 26, 2017.  The crash happened on the northbound I-294 ramp to westbound I-80 near Hazel Crest.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the February 27, 2017 NBC Chicago article titled “Woman Killed in Crash Involving 2 Semi Trucks on Tri-State Tollway“:

About 11:15 p.m., 49-year-old Reshma Khan was a passenger in a black 2017 Ford SUV traveling north on I-294 on the ramp to I-80 westbound, when the driver of the SUV tried to pass a semi truck by driving on the right shoulder, according to Illinois State Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

In attempting to pass, the driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle, struck the wall, and then struck the semi.  It then continued past the semi and rear-ended another semi truck.

Reshma Khan, 49, of Naperville, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of her accident injuries.  She later was pronounced dead.

The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries, for which he was also taken to Christ Medical Center for medical treatment.

This fatal accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the February 27 Daily Herald article titled “Naperville woman killed in tollway crash.”

Fatal Motorcycle Collision In Hanover Park, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle collision Wednesday night (February 22, 2017) in Hanover Park.

According to Hanover Park Police, the accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m.  The accident happened as the motorcyclist was heading north on County Farm Road, and attempting to turn left (west) onto Lake Street, when the motorcycle hit a curb.  The motorcyclist was ejected from the bike after the collision.

The motorcyclist was identified as John W. Baske, 57, of Des Plaines.  He was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, then airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died at Lutheran General Hospital.

An excerpt from the February 24, 2017 Daily Herald article (with remembrances) titled “Des Plaines man killed in motorcycle crash remembered as dedicated dad“, quoting Hanover Park police Deputy Chief Andy Johnson:

DuPage County Accident Reconstruction authorities haven’t determined Baske’s speed before the crash or reasons he hit the curb, Johnson said. Baske had just turned left onto Lake Street from County Farm Road when he crashed, Johnson said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois motorcycle collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the February 23 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “57-year-old man killed in Hanover Park motorcycle crash.”

Double Fatal Crash Involving Head-On Collision In West Chicago

There was a double fatal two-car accident Friday evening (February 24, 2017) in West Chicago.

According to information provided by the DuPage County Coroner’s Office and other sources, the crash happened at approximately 5:00 p.m., and led to the deaths of two people.

The crash happened in the area of Fabian Parkway south of Rt. 38 (Roosevelt Road.)  It involved two vehicles heading in opposite directions on Fabyan Parkway colliding in a “head-on” collision.

The two people who died were in one vehicle.  The driver was identified as Victor Martinez 24, of West Chicago, Il., and the passenger was his brother, Enrique Martinez 20, also of West Chicago, Il.  Victor Martinez was declared dead at the accident scene.  Enrique Martinez was pronounced dead after being taken to the Central DuPage Hospital Emergency Room for treatment of his accident injuries.

Two other people in the second vehicle were injured.  They were only identified as a boy and his adult relative.

This fatal collision is being investigated by the DuPage County Coroner’s Office, West Chicago Police and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Department.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal DuPage County car crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Batavia Patch article of February 24, 2017 titled “Two Killed In Crash Near Batavia” as well as the February 24 DuPage County Coroner’s Office media release titled “Double Fatal Crash In West Chicago” and the February 25 Daily Herald article titled “2 men identified in fatal West Chicago crash.”

Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Glendale Heights, Illinois

There was a fatal motorcycle crash Monday morning (February 20, 2017) in Glendale Heights.  The crash involved a collision between a motorcycle and car.

Details on the crash are somewhat limited.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to the Glendale Heights Police Department, first responders went to the accident scene at 11:18 a.m.  The collision happened on Schmale Road, north of Fullerton Avenue.

The motorcyclist, later identified as Arian Haliti, 26, of Carol Stream, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.  He died there.

The 69-year-old woman driving the car declined medical treatment at the accident scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Glendale Heights Police Department and the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team.

Those who may have witnessed the accident are asked to contact crash investigators at (630) 260-6070.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal DuPage County motorcycle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 20, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Motorcyclist killed in Glendale Heights crash” as well as the February 20 Daily Herald article titled “Man dies in motorcycle crash in Glendale Heights” and the February 21 Chicago Tribune article titled “Carol Stream man is identified as motorcyclist killed in Glendale Heights crash.”

Fatal Pedestrian Accident On Route 59 In Warrenville

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Tuesday evening (February 15, 2017) in Warrenville.

According to Warrenville Police, the fatal collision occurred at approximately 6:23 p.m., as a person – described at this time only as an adult – was struck by a northbound vehicle on Illinois Route 59 near the Meadow Lane intersection.

An excerpt from the February 15, 2017 Naperville Sun article titled “Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing on red light in Warrenville, cops say“:

Authorities say the pedestrian was crossing the road in the area of a crosswalk and against a red light when the accident happened. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was proceeding through the intersection on a green light, police said.

The person was taken to a hospital for treatment of accident injuries, and later died.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Warrenville Police Department and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Police.  At this point no tickets or traffic citations have been issued.

Those with information concerning this fatal crash are asked to call the Warrenville Police Department at (630) 393-2131.

Additional details regarding this fatal Warrenville accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Naperville Sun article mentioned above as well as the February 17 Naperville Patch article titled “Pedestrian Killed in Warrenville.”

Early-Morning Hit & Run Crash In Naperville Injures Driver

Those accidents in which drivers flee the accident scene (i.e. “Hit & Run” accidents) continue to occur in significant numbers throughout the Chicago area.  While there are many reasons that drivers may elect to flee the scene of the accident, one reason is that the driver may fear the repercussions of their actions if they are at fault for causing the accident.  Many times “Hit & Run” drivers are driving while intoxicated (DUI).  Other such drivers may be traveling in a stolen vehicle or otherwise be involved in criminal activity.

Early Saturday morning  (February 4, 2017) there was a Naperville vehicle crash at 2603 S. Washington St.

The crash involved a silver 2009 Chrysler Town & Country minivan that left the roadway and then crashed into a building.

The driver fled the accident scene on foot.  He was later located by Naperville Police, and then taken to Edward Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

An excerpt from the Positively Naperville article of February 4, 2017, titled “Naperville Police investigate crash on South Washington” discussing the driver, identified as Trenton A. Smith, 25, of Bolingbrook:

Approximately nine minutes prior to this crash, at 1:14AM, a Naperville Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on this same vehicle on south-bound Washington approaching Osler Drive. The driver failed to stop for the officer, increased his speed and fled from the officer, who disengaged and terminated further efforts to stop the vehicle as it fled. The vehicle was last seen disregarding the red traffic signal on south-bound Washington at 75th St.

Smith has been charged with Driving Under the Influence, Driving While License Suspended, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Improper Lane Usage, Speeding and Disobeying a Red Traffic Signal. He was given a March 7, 2017 court date.

Additional details regarding this DuPage County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Positively Naperville article mentioned above.