The Kane County Coroner’s Office has identified the driver who died Monday in a crash on Farnsworth Avenue after attempting to flee police.
The Coroner’s Office said Marcie Lopez, 49, of Aurora, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.
According to a Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release, a Kane County sheriff’s deputy attempted to make a traffic stop at around 8:15 p.m. Monday, June 10, on a white Mercury SUV in the area of Mountain Street and Farnsworth Avenue.
The Mercury fled north on Farnsworth, jumped the median and crashed into a Jeep that was heading south on Farnsworth, the State’s Attorney’s Office said.
The driver of the Mercury was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was extricated and transported to a local hospital. No other individuals were involved.
The condition of the Jeep driver is not known.
Lopez was transported to the Kane County morgue, where an autopsy was conducted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Toxicology samples were collected at the time of the autopsy and sent to a forensic lab for analysis.
The Aurora Police Department is conducting the accident reconstruction investigation.
In accordance with state law, the Kane County Major Crimes and Officer Involved Death Task Force is conducting the investigation into the incident.
Kane County State’s Attorney’s Joe McMahon will review the findings of the task force’s investigation upon its completion.
SOURCE: Kane County Coroner’s Office and Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news releases