UPDATE: 2 Young People Killed in a Pair Of Weekend Traffic Accidents in Elgin
Elgin and Hamshire residents are mourning the deaths of a 17-year-old Hampshire High School student and a 24-year-old Elgin resident in a pair of weekend car crashes.
Here is a summary from the Elgin Police Department, Kane County Coroner’s Office and School District 300 news releases and Facebook pages.
Randall Road Crash Takes Life of Teen
At around 7:27 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2017, Elgin Police Department and Fire Department personnel responded to an area near the intersection of Randall Road and South Street for a serious traffic crash involving three vehicles.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan Altima driven by Patryck Stanley, a 17-year-old male from Hampshire, was traveling north on Randall Road and crossed over the center line, striking a Pontiac traveling south on Randall Road. The driver of the Pontiac, a 21-year-old male from Geneva, was uninjured.
The Nissan then continued north in the southbound lanes of Randall Road, where it struck a Dodge Grand Caravan driven by a 30-year-old female from Elgin. The driver of the Dodge and her 67-year-old passenger were transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
After striking the Dodge Caravan, the Nissan left the roadway, coming to rest on the west side of Randall Road. Stanley was transported to Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. A 15-year-old passenger from Carpentersville who was in the Nissan was transported to Sherman Hospital, where she was released with non-life threatening injuries.
Several streets in the area of the crash were closed during the crash investigation for approximately four hours. The department’s Traffic Unit and the Kane County Medical Examiner continue to investigate this crash. Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation is encouraged to call 847-289-2660.
The Kane County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, when toxicology samples will be collected and sent to a forensic lab.
School District 300 said on its Facebook page that Stanley was an 11th grade Hampshire High School student.
The district crisis intervention team will be present at both Hampshire middle school and Hampshire high school to help support staff and students.
Visitation for Patryck Stanley is set for Sunday and funeral services are set for Monday. You can read his full obituary by clicking this link.
24-Year-old Dies in Crash on North State
Members of the Elgin Police Department and Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle injury crash at around 1:20 a.m. Sunday, May 13, on North State Street just north of Lawrence Avenue.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a southbound Honda driven by a male 19-year-old Elgin resident crossed over the center line and struck a northbound Mercury being driven by a 42-year-old female from Oakwood Hills.
The driver of the Mercury was transported to Advocate Sherman Hospital with serious injuries, and a passenger of that vehicle was not injured. The driver of the Honda is in critical condition and Stephanie Gordon, a 24-year-old female Elgin resident and a passenger of that vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Kane County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy would be conducted Tuesday, when toxicology samples will be collected and sent to a forensic lab.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Elgin Police Department’s Traffic Unit. Anyone who may have information about this crash is asked to call 847-289-2531.