A 28-year-old Carpentersville man walking his dog Saturday night along Dundee Road was struck and killed by a passing motor vehicle.
According to reports from the Barrington Hills Police Department and Kane County Coroner’s Office, Michael Buchholz of the 1100 block of Chippewa Circle, Carpentersville, was walking his dog just prior to 11:48 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 19, 2019) west on Dundee Road (IL Route 68) when he was struck by a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala that also was traveling west.
Officers located Buchholz, and East Dundee Fire Department paramedics took him to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced deceased.
He was transported to the Kane County Morgue, where an autopsy was conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The preliminary findings were multiple injuries consistent with an automobile striking a pedestrian, the Coroner’s Office said in a news release.
Toxicology samples will be collected and sent to a forensic lab at the time of the autopsy.
The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene immediately after the crash and is cooperating with investigators, police said.
Dundee Road was closed between Healy Road and Bateman Road for several hours while the crash was investigated.
The crash remains under investigation by the Barrington Hills Police and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team. Hanover Township Emergency Services assisted with the road closure.
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Barrington Hills Police Department news releases