New DH calendar
Article updated: 6/3/2013 5:16 PM

44-year-old man dies in SUV crash in Elgin

  • Article
text size: AAA

A 44-year-old man died early Monday after he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a parked semitrailer on Elgin's west side, police said.

Officials were withholding the man's identification until they notified his family, Cmdr. Dan O'Shea said.


At 7:35 a.m., police responded to the crash in the 2400 block of Galvin Drive, which is in an industrial park.

Officers discovered that a 2006 Cadillac SRX had been traveling west on Northwest Parkway at a high rate of speed. When it drove over Galvin Drive, it went into a private parking lot, flipped over and hit the semitrailer, police said.

The speed limit on Galvin drive is between 25 and 35 mph, but it was not yet known how fast the SUV was going, O'Shea said.

It also wasn't known whether the driver, the SUV's sole occupant, was wearing a seat belt, O'Shea said.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said he has ordered a toxicology report to help determine what led up to Monday's crash. The results typically take several weeks to return.

Meanwhile, the Elgin Police Department Crash Unit continues to investigate the crash. If you have any information about it, call the unit at (847) 289-2661.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video


Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad



    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North



    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.