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Fatal Traffic Crash InvestigationĀ 

Fatal Traffic Crash Investigation 

On Friday, January 26, 2024, at 6:38 a.m., the Elmhurst Police and Fire Departments responded to a 911 call of a serious traffic crash on York Street at Diversey Avenue. Upon arrival to the scene, police and fire personnel located a vehicle with its driver and an injured pedestrian in the roadway.

Elmhurst Paramedics rendered aid to the pedestrian, later identified as a 74-year-old Elmhurst woman. The woman was transported to Edward-Elmhurst Hospital and was pronounced deceased. The vehicle driver remained at the scene and was identified as a 73-year-old Elmhurst man who was driving a 2004 Toyota minivan. Front end damage was observed on the vehicle resulting from the collision.

The DuPage MERIT Major Crash Investigation Team responded to the scene to assist in the investigation of the collision. The roadway was closed until approximately 10:30 a.m. as emergency personnel investigated.

Preliminary investigation indicated the Toyota was traveling northbound on York Street in the outside lane. The weather conditions were dark, with partial fog and rain. The pedestrian was determined to have crossed York Street, walking east from the Shell Gas Station driveway on the west side of York Street. The pedestrian walked across the two southbound lanes, the center turn lane, and the inside northbound lane of York Street. The Toyota collided with the pedestrian in the outside lane of northbound York, on the north side of Diversey Avenue.

At this time, there is no evidence of intoxication related to this traffic collision. This fatal traffic crash remains under investigation by the Elmhurst Police Department and the DuPage County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Elmhurst Police at (630) 530-3050.

 

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