Naperville Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash at Washington Street and Royce Road

NAPERVILLE, IL — On Monday, July 26, 2021 at approximately 3:34 PM, the Naperville Police Department and Fire Department responded to the area of Washington Street and Royce Road for a vehicle crash involving a 2007 Black Honda motorcycle driven by a 29-year-old male out of Naperville and a 2001 Silver Dodge Durango driven by a 54-year-old female out of Bolingbrook. The initial investigation determined the Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound in the left thru lane of Washington Street while the Dodge Durango was turning eastbound onto Royce Road from southbound Washington Street. Both vehicles collided in the intersection.

The motorcyclist was transported to Edward Hospital with life threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased soon after arriving at the hospital. Due to the nature of the incident, accident investigators and traffic crash reconstruction specialists from the Naperville Police Department Traffic Unit responded to the scene. Washington Street was closed from Boughton Road to Naper Boulevard and traffic was rerouted until the roadway was reopened at approximately 8:30 PM.

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.


About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.