Saturday, February 13, 2016

Fatal One-Vehicle Crash into Trees on Route 59 Between Route 72 and Penny Rd, Near Hoffman Estates, South Barrington

South Barrington Police and East Dundee firefighter/paramedics responded at 7:09 PM Saturday to a report of a one-vehicle crash on Route 59 north of the intersection of 42.081952, -88.189877 (Route 72 and Route 59 South Barrington, IL). Police and firefighter/paramedics discovered a vehicle -- possibly an SUV -- with heavy damage one-half mile north of Route 72. The vehicle was entangled in a group of trees and in a ditch on the west side of the road.

One person was dead at the scene on the passenger side of the vehicle. Police were unsure when the crash occurred.

Police closed Route 59 between Penny Road and Route 72 for a prolonged accident investigation.

Several police officers responded to the scene with the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) for the accident investigation.

Police were also seeking the identity of the driver.

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