Fatal Glendale Heights Accident In Which Vehicle Caught Fire

There was a fatal DuPage County crash during which a vehicle caught fire early Friday (June 15, 2018) morning in Glendale Heights.

According to Glendale Heights police, police responded to the accident at 2:11 a.m.  The accident scene was at North Avenue west of Glen Ellyn Road.

The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.  During the crash a vehicle caught fire.

The driver of one of the cars was trapped inside the vehicle, and that driver died at the accident scene.

The driver of the other car was taken to GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights for treatment of accident injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team.  A crash reconstruction is being conducted.

Those with information concerning the accident are asked to contact police at (630) 260-6070.

Additional details concerning this fatal DuPage County vehicle accident in which a vehicle caught fire can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 15, 2018 Daily Herald article titled “One dead, one hurt in fiery Glendale Heights crash” as well as the June 15 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “1 killed in Glendale Heights crash on North Avenue.”

Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident On I-290 Near Elmhurst

There was a fatal multi-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon (March 1, 2018) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Elmhurst.  The accident resulted in the death of one man and two people being injured.

The Illinois State Police says the accident occurred at 1:58 p.m.

While the cause of the accident is still being investigated, the preliminary investigation indicates that the accident involved three semi trucks and four other vehicles.  One of the semi trucks caught fire after the accident.

The man killed in the accident was identified as Christopher Follett, 37, of Indiana.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the Daily Herald article (with crash scene photo) of March 2, 2018, titled “Indiana man killed in crash that shuts down I-290 near Elmhurst“:

Video by ABC 7 Chicago showed the crash centered around two semitrailers. The cab of one was destroyed by fire while its trailer remained largely intact. The semi in front of it was partially jackknifed. It appeared at least one vehicle was trapped and destroyed in between them, and another was trapped and damaged between the wreckage and the median wall on the left.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal multi-vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the March 2 Chicago Tribune article (with accident scene photo) titled “Motorist killed in fiery 7-vehicle crash on I-290 near Elmhurst identified as Munster man.”

“Chain-Reaction” Crash On I-294 In Oak Brook Injures Three People

There was a “chain-reaction” crash on I-294 in Oak Brook Friday (January 26, 2018) morning.   According to information provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash involved a semi truck and four cars.

The crash occurred when a semi truck “rear-ended” a car, after which the “chain-reaction” crash occurred in which three other cars were involved.  The crash happened on I-294 near milepost 32.

One person suffered accident injuries that were considered to be serious injuries.  That person was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

Two other people suffered minor injuries during the crash.

The accident investigation is being conducted by the Illinois State Police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County “chain-reaction” crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 26, 2018 Darien Patch article titled “5-Car Pileup Closes Traffic On I-294 Near Oak Brook” as well as the January 26 wgntv.com article (with crash scene photo and video) titled “3 injured in crash involving 4 cars, semi on SB I-294.”

Naperville Three-Vehicle Collision Causes Injuries

There was a multi-vehicle collision in Naperville Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 2017.

The accident involved three vehicles, and occurred at 75 Street and Route 59 in Naperville.

Those injured in the collision included two people from one vehicle and one person from another vehicle.  Those people were taken to Edward Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The cause of the accident does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

Additional details regarding this DuPage County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 10, 2017 Daily Herald article titled “Naperville crash sends 3 to hospital” as well as the January 11 Naperville Patch article titled “Three Sent to Hospital After Naperville Crash.”

Rollover Accident Involving Naperville Fire Department Ambulance

There was a traffic collision involving a vehicle rollover early Tuesday morning (January 3, 2017) in Naperville.  The crash involved a Naperville Fire Department ambulance and a car.

The crash is discussed in a number of sources, including the Positively Naperville article of January 3, 2017, titled “Police investigate serious traffic crash near Ogden at Aurora avenues.”  As seen in that article, preliminary crash investigation information indicates that the crash happened at approximately 3:27 a.m., as an ambulance was traveling westbound at Aurora Avenue and the driver of a 1998 Toyota Camry was driving northbound at Ogden Avenue.  A collision occurred between the two vehicles near Ogden Avenue and Aurora Avenue.

As a result of the collision, the ambulance rolled over and the Camry went off of the roadway and into a nearby auto dealership’s parking lot.

Both of the Naperville Fire Department personnel in the ambulance, as well as the 52-year-old female driver of the Camry, were taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville for treatment of accident injuries.

This rollover accident remains under investigation by the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit.  Those who may have witnessed the crash can aid the crash reconstruction efforts by contacting the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (630) 305-5379 or email [email protected]

Additional details regarding this DuPage County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Positively Naperville article mentioned above as well as the January 3 Naperville Sun article titled “2 paramedics, woman injured in Naperville car-ambulance crash.”

“Head-On Collision” Involving “Wrong-Way Driver” On Route 83

There was a “wrong-way driver” collision on Route 83 near Addison in the early morning hours of August 3, 2016.   This Kingery Highway crash involved a United States Postal Service (USPS) semi tractor-trailer colliding with a SUV that had crossed into an opposing traffic lane.

According to information provided by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 1:00 a.m., on Route 83 near Interstate 290.

When first responders went to the accident scene, they saw that the USPS truck and SUV had been in a “head-on” collision.  The driver of the SUV had to be extricated from his vehicle.  The extrication process took 40 minutes, after which the man was flown to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.  The man was in critical condition.

The driver of the USPS semi was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was in good condition.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County accident involving a vehicle driving in the wrong direction can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 3, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Head-on collision between SUV, semi closes Route 83 near Addison” as well as the August 3 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “One person in critical condition after head-on collision on Route 83.”

Fatal Vehicle Collision In Bloomingdale

There was a fatal DuPage County vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon (September 8, 2015) in Bloomingdale.

According to Bloomingdale Police, the accident involved a collision between an SUV and semi truck at approximately 4:50 p.m.  The collision happened on Lake Street at Glen Ellyn Road.

A preliminary police investigation indicates that the driver of the semi “ran a red light” as he was traveling eastbound on Lake Street.

A collision ensued, with the driver and passenger of the SUV having severe accident injuries.

According to the DuPage County Coroner’s Office, the driver of the SUV, Jill Mraz, 56, of Roselle, was pronounced dead after being taken to Adventist Glen Oaks Medical Center in Glendale Heights.

The SUV’s passenger, a male, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of his accident injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Those with information regarding this fatal accident are asked to contact the Bloomingdale Police Department at 630-529-9668.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 9, 2015 Daily Herald article titled “Bloomingdale crash leaves one person dead, another seriously injured” as well as the September 9 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “Bloomingdale crash kills Roselle woman, critically injures man.”

Five-Vehicle Accident In Naperville

There was a five-vehicle accident in Naperville on the southwest side Tuesday morning (December 2, 2014) at approximately 6:15 a.m.

The accident happened on 111th Street, about a quarter mile west of 248th Avenue.  During the accident, a minivan rolled over.

Additional details on this DuPage County accident and its causes appear very limited at this time.

According to the Naperville Fire Department, although various people sustained minor accident injuries, all refused to be taken to hospitals.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 2, 2014 Naperville Sun article titled “Minivan rolls over in morning crash in south Naperville” as well as the December 2 Patch.com article titled “Minivan Rolls Over in 5-Vehicle Crash in Naperville.”

Fatal DuPage County Collision

There was a fatal DuPage County vehicle collision early this morning (November 4, 2014) on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at the I-88 exit in Oak Brook, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the fatal crash happened at approximately 4:50 a.m., in the northbound lanes of I-294.  The crash involved a vehicle driven by a 55-year-old man crashing into the back of a semi tractor-trailer.

The man died from his injuries at the accident scene.

Another driver was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downer’s Grove with accident injuries considered to be “non-life-threatening.”

As a result of the accident, all lanes were closed, but were projected to be reopened by 7:45 a.m.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 4, 2014 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Police:  Fatal crash closes lanes on Tri-State” as well as the November 4 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  One dead in crash on I-294.”

Three-Vehicle Accident In Warrenville

There was a DuPage County 3-car accident Monday afternoon (October 20, 2014) in Warrenville.

Warrenville Police responded to the accident at approximately 2:15 p.m., which happened at the intersection of Butterfield and Batavia Roads.

An excerpt from the City of Warrenville press release titled “Police Investigate Motor Vehicle Crash“:

The investigation revealed the driver of vehicle one, which was heading westbound on Butterfield Road, traveled through a red light and struck vehicle two, which was traveling southeast on Batavia Road. The collision propelled vehicle two into a third vehicle that was stopped for the eastbound Butterfield Road traffic signal.

In the course of the accident, the first driver sustained minor injuries.  The driver of the second vehicle had to be extricated, and was then taken to Cadence Hospital in Winfield.  The driver of the third vehicle was also taken to Cadence Hospital for treatment of injuries.

These accident injuries are not considered to be life-threatening in nature.

Charges are pending against the driver of the first vehicle.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this DuPage County accident with injuries can be seen in the City of Warrenville press release mentioned above, as well as the October 21 Chicago Tribune article titled “Two injured in Warrenville car crash.”