Naperville Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash at Royce and Lisson Roads
On Saturday June 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. the Naperville Police Department responded to the intersection of Royce Rd and Lisson Rd. for the report of a vehicle crash. Responding units observed two vehicles which appeared to be involved in a head on collision. One of the vehicles was a pickup truck and had been overturned.
The vehicles involved were a silver 2014 Dodge Ram and a black 2017 Ford Fiesta. The Naperville Fire Department responded to the scene and provided emergency medical attention to the driver of the Ford Fiesta, who was declared deceased at the scene and later had to be extricated from the vehicle.
Due to the nature of the crash, members of the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit specially trained in crash reconstruction responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicated the driver of the Dodge Ram was traveling westbound on Royce Rd. and crossed over into the eastbound lanes of Royce Rd. The Ford Fiesta was traveling in the eastbound lanes of Royce Rd. when it was struck head on by the Dodge Ram. The Dodge Ram rolled over several times before coming to a rest upside down. The driver of the Ford Fiesta was declared deceased at the scene and later had to be extricated from the vehicle.
The driver of the Dodge Ram, Frank P. Qualtier Jr., 54, out of Naperville, was charged with Aggravated Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Homicide. Additional charges are pending with the Will County States Attorneys Office.
The driver of the Ford Fiesta was a male, 41, out of Woodridge.
This crash remains under investigation at this time. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any additional information is asked to contact the Traffic Unit at (630) 305-5379.
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