Naperville Police Investigating Fatal Traffic Crash Involving Pedestrians
(Update: We regret to report that the second pedestrian involved in this crash succumbed to her injuries on June 11, 2020. The crash is still under investigation.)
On Wednesday June 10, 2020 at approximately 6:04 p.m., the Naperville Police Department and the Naperville Fire Department responded to the intersection of Hobson Road and College Road for a vehicle crash involving a 2017 Black Toyota Tundra, driven by a 64-year-old female out of Naperville, and two pedestrians, both from Naperville. The initial investigation indicated that the Toyota Tundra was traveling northbound on Wehrli Road in the left turn lane and proceeded to make the turn to go west on Hobson. The vehicle then struck the two pedestrians that were in the crosswalk traveling north across Hobson.
Both pedestrians, a 77-year-old male and a 71-year-old female, were transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The male was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at the hospital.
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. The intersection of Hobson and College (Wehrli) was closed and traffic was rerouted until the intersection was reopened at approximately 8:16 p.m. The crash investigation is on-going.
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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