26-year-old Elgin man killed in crash on Route 31 Wednesday

The Kane County sheriff's office has released the identity of the man killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon on Route 31 in St. Charles Township.

Eric Castaneda, 26, of Elgin died following a collision with a semitrailer truck on Route 31 north of McLean Boulevard.

The sheriff's office said Castaneda was driving a Toyota Camry north on Route 31 when he crossed the centerline for an unknown reason and collided with a Peterbilt semi traveling south just before 2 p.m.

Castaneda was taken to an Elgin hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 68-year-old Wisconsin man driving the truck was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Article 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 "flag" link in the lower-right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.