Naperville Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash Involving Pedestrian

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at approximately 12:50 p.m., the Naperville Police and Fire Departments responded to a crash involving injuries at the intersection of Martin Avenue and Brom Drive. The crash involved a single vehicle and a pedestrian, who succumbed to his injuries despite life-saving efforts at the scene.

The initial investigation indicates that the pedestrian, a 77-year-old man from Naperville, was attempting to cross Brom Drive at Martin Avenue when he was struck by a Chevrolet SUV driven by a 48-year-old man from Romeoville. The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured and was released from the scene pending further investigation. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Due to the nature of the incident, members of the Naperville Traffic Unit trained in accident investigation and reconstruction responded to the scene to investigate the crash. During the initial investigation, the roadway in the area of Martin Avenue and Brom Drive was closed until approximately 3:50 p.m.

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


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