Rollover Crash In Bartlett Leads To Two Fatalities And Five Injured

There was a fatal SUV rollover crash Sunday afternoon in Bartlett.

The accident happened as a Ford Escape SUV was traveling westbound on Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) near the westbound ramp from Route 59.  For a currently undetermined reason, the driver lost control of the SUV.

The SUV then rolled over and left the roadway, and then hit a fence and utility pole.

As seen in an accident scene video, the SUV was badly damaged in the rollover crash.

Seven people were in the SUV at the time of the crash.  Two of those people died in the crash.  They were identified as the driver of the SUV, Darion Garner, 25, of Streamwood, as well as Latasha Lawson, 31, of Streamwood.

The other five passengers were taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, as well as St. Alexius Medical Center for treatment of their accident injuries.  Their injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

This fatal Bartlett rollover accident remains under investigation by the Bartlett Police Department as well as the Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 9, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “Authorities identify 3 killed in Bartlett crashes Sunday” as well as the April 8 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “2 Dead, 5 Injured in Bartlett Rollover Crash, Police Say.”

Additional discussion of rollover accidents is seen on the “DuPage County Vehicle Rollover Accidents” page.  As seen on that page there are many reasons as to why this type of accident often leads to serious, and in some cases, fatal accident injuries.  Although rollover accidents can be caused by many different reasons, there are common reasons why a vehicle is prone to roll over during an accident.

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