Breaking News Bar
updated: 12/11/2013 5:43 PM

Police: Health issue caused fatal Elgin crash

Success - Article sent! close
Daily Herald report

A medical issue caused a 79-year-old Elgin man to swerve off the road and hit another car Tuesday, officials said.

Donald L. Dabbert, of the 2200 block of Country Knoll Lane, was pronounced dead Tuesday at Presence St. Joseph Hospital following a crash at the intersection of Airlite Street and Country Knoll Lane, police said in a news release.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The Kane County Coroner conducted an autopsy Wednesday and determined Dabbert died from a pulmonary embolism, according to the news release.

Police and fire responded at about 12:05 p.m. on Tuesday to the two-vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation shows that Dabbert was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado north on Airlite Street when it sideswiped a 2010 Volkswagen Routan, then struck a parkway tree on the west side of the street, the release stated.

The driver of the Routan, a 39-year-old woman, suffered minor leg injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Share this page
Comments ()
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.