SUV Crash In Bloomingdale Leads To Death Of Police Officer

There was a fatal car crash Thursday night (January 19, 2017) in Bloomingdale.  The crash led to the death of a Bloomingdale Police Officer.

According to Bloomingdale Police, the accident happened as the officer, identified as Raymond Murrell, 27, was responding to a call regarding a retail theft.

While driving to the call, the police SUV crashed into a light pole.  The accident happened just after 9:30 p.m. on Army Trail Road near Cardinal Avenue.

Murrell had to be extricated from the vehicle, and he was then taken to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights for treatment of his accident injuries.  He later died.

The accident remains under investigation.  Weather may have played a role in the cause of the fatal crash.  Rain and occasional fog – both substantial at times – has been present in the Chicago area over the last few days.

An excerpt from the January 20, 2017 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “Bloomingdale police officer killed in crash remembered as ‘shining star’“, referring to Murrell:

He was heading west on Army Trail in an unmarked squad, with his lights on, when witnesses said they saw his SUV hydroplane.

Additional details regarding this fatal DuPage County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article mentioned above (with remembrances) as well as the Daily Herald article (with video and remembrances) titled “Bloomingdale officer remembered for his dedication, smile.”

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