Naperville Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash

(Naperville Police on February 16, 2018, secured charges against the driver of a Subaru Impreza that struck and killed a 26-year-old man near the intersection of Fort Hill Drive and 75th Street in November. Steven R. Holmes, 28, of Millington, Ill., was charged with one count of Aggravated Use of Electronic Communication Device, a class 4 felony, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. )

On Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at approximately 12:01 a.m. the Naperville Police Department and the Naperville Fire Department responded to 75th Street and Fort Hill Drive for a crash involving a 2004 Blue Kia Optima driven by a 26-year-old male from Itasca and a 2017 Black Subaru Impreza driven by a 28-year-old male from Millington. The initial investigation indicates that Subaru Impreza was eastbound 75th Street towards Book Road when he struck the diver of the Kia Optima, who was outside the vehicle changing a tire.

The driver of the Kia was transported to Edward Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Due to the nature of the incident, members of the Naperville Police Department Traffic Unit trained in accident investigation and reconstruction responded to the scene to investigate the crash. During the course of the initial investigation eastbound 75th Street between Fort Hill Drive and Book Road were closed and rerouted until approximately 4:06 a.m. No charges or citations have been issued at this time, as the accident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (630) 420-8833.

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