Naperville Police Investigate Serious Traffic Crash on Naper Boulevard

On Sunday, June 21, 2020 at approximately 6:56 p.m., the Naperville Police Department and the Naperville Fire Department responded to Naper Boulevard, south of Plank Road, for a vehicle crash involving a 2005 red Honda CRV driven by a 22-year-old male out of Naperville and a 2009 grey Nissan Altima driven by a 55-year-old female out of Glen Ellyn.

The initial investigation indicated that the Honda CRV was traveling southbound on Naper Boulevard when it crossed over the double yellow lane dividers and struck the Nissan Altima, which was traveling northbound on Naper Boulevard.

The driver of the Honda CRV was transported from the scene to a local hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Nissan Altima was transported from the scene to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Due to the nature of the incident, members of the Naperville Traffic Unit trained in accident investigation and reconstruction responded to the scene for the investigation. Naper Boulevard was closed and traffic rerouted until the road was reopened at approximately 12:30 a.m.

The driver of the Honda CRV, identified as Bakari M. Diaby, was later arrested and charged with the following:

  • Felony Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Illegal Transportation of Cannabis
  • Illegal Lane Usage
  • Failure to Reduce Speed
  • Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle


The Naperville Police Department wishes to remind the public and the news media that arrests and/or charges are merely accusations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-305-5477.

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