Press Release- Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Sugar Grove Police Department

Fatal Crash Investigation

(Motor Vehicle vs. Motor Vehicle)

On Friday, December 31, 2021, at approximately 6:25 pm, the Sugar Grove Police Department responded to the intersection of Sugar Grove Parkway (Rt. 47) and Cross St. in reference to a traffic crash.

Upon the arrival of responding officers and members of the Sugar Grove Fire Protection District, observed two vehicles that were involved in the crash.  One vehicle a 2019 Ford Fusion and the other a 2012 Chevy Cruze collided in the intersection.  A 76 year old (resident of Montgomery) front seat passenger of the Ford Fusion was transported to an area hospital where she later succumb to her injuries.  A rear seat passenger was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries along with the 78 year old driver.

A 22 year old Batavia resident was driving the 2012 Chevy Cruz.  He had non-life threatening injuries.

The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART)), a multi-jurisdictional team consisting of experienced and trained crash investigators from several Kane County law enforcement agencies, was activated to assist in the investigation.

The preliminary results of the investigation indicate that the 2019 Ford Fusion was traveling northbound on Sugar Grove Parkway (Rt. 47) and was struck in the intersection by a 2012 Chevy Cruze, which was traveling southbound on Sugar Grove Parkway.

No citations have been issued based on this preliminary information.

This crash remains under investigation by the Sugar Grove Police Department, KCART, and the Kane County Coroner’s Office.

Sugar Grove Police Department was assisted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, and Kane County Office of Emergency Management who provided traffic control around the scene.  In addition, Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District and the North Aurora Fire Protection District assisted with treatment and transport of the patients.

Anyone that might have witnessed the traffic crash is encourage to contact the Sugar Grove Police Department at 630-391-7250.


Sugar Grove