There are no mysteries revealed in the Kane County Coroner’s Office news release regarding the death of internationally renowned architect Helmut Jahn.
Jahn, 81, died Saturday, May 8, while riding his bicycle on Old LaFox Road. Campton Hills police said he failed to stop at the posted stop sign at Burlington Road, entered the intersection at a high speed and was struck by two cars, a southbound silver Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV and a northbound silver Hyundai Sonata.
The Coroner’s Office report said Jahn was pronounced deceased at 3:47 p.m.
He was transported to the Kane County Morgue, where an autopsy was conducted on Monday, May 10, 2021.
The preliminary findings were multiple injuries consistent with an automobile striking a pedestrian.
Toxicology samples were sent to a forensic lab for further analysis.
The Kane County Coroner’s Office is cooperating with the Campton Hills Police Department in their ongoing investigation of this incident.
Jahn and his wife, Deborah, own Seven Oaks Farm, a 27-acre American Saddlebred stable at the intersection of Randall and Red Gate Roads that provides professional training, horses for sale, saddle-seat riding lessons and a breeding operation, according to the stable’s website.
Read More About Helmut Jahn
- Chicago Tribune — Helmut Jahn, Chicago’s ‘star-chitect’ to the world, was the visionary behind United’s O’Hare terminal and Thompson Center
- The New York Times — Helmut Jahn, ‘Convention-Busting’ Architect, Dies at 81
- The Guardian — Helmut Jahn obituary
- Architectural Record — Obituary: Helmut Jahn, 1940–2021