Archive for July 17th, 2016

Fatal crash in Fox Lake

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The driver of a pickup truck was dead and six people injured in Fox Lake after the pickup crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting several motorcycles Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened about 3:10 p.m. on State Park Road about a quarter-mile north of U.S. Hwy. 12, said Fox Lake police Chief Russell Laine. The driver of a pickup that hit several motorcycles on Grass Lake died after the crash. Six people were injured and taken to either Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, or Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.

The truck was headed south on State Park Road as a group of motorcycles was heading north, and the pickup veered into northbound traffic. The pickup hit at least two motorcycles, apparently causing another driver with a passenger to lay down his bike to try to avoid a collision.

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Multiple crashes in Naperville

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Two people were killed and at least six others were injured in three traffic crashes that occurred with 16 hours of one another Monday (7/11/16) in Naperville and an adjacent, unincorporated area of DuPage County.

A spokeswoman for the DuPage County coroner’s office said investigators as of Tuesday had been unable to make a positive identification of the remains of a motorist who was killed when a van slammed into a tree early Monday morning on North Washington Street before bursting into flames. Rescuers After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they located the driver, who was deceased.

Linda Engel, 66, died Monday afternoon about 3:50 p.m in a two-vehicle crash on Book Road north of 83rd Street, in the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve. Two other people were hospitalized. Engel was traveling alone at the time, with the other vehicle occupied by a couple.

Engel was pronounced dead at Edward Hospital in Naperville. The coroner’s office spokeswoman said no autopsy was performed, but an external examination of Engel’s body showed she died of injuries from the crash.


At least four people were reportedly hurt in the third crash that occurred late Monday afternoon near North Aurora Road and Enterprise Drive on Naperville’s far northwest side.

Firefighters and paramedics were sent about 1:45 a.m. Monday to a crash on Washington Street between Bauer Road and Fourteenth Avenue. A southbound van apparently left the roadway, slammed into a tree on the west side of Washington Street and exploded in flames.

The fire department dispatched eight ambulances in 90 minutes, following the crashes on Book and North Aurora roads.

All three crashes remain under investigation. Potential witnesses to the Washington Street and North Aurora Road crashes were asked to call the Naperville police traffic unit, at 630-305-5379; while witnesses to the Book Road crash were asked to call the sheriff’s office at 630-407-2400.

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Marengo Fire Protection District news (more)

LODD – Marengo FD Captain Steve Berry

The Marengo Fire/Rescue Districts is saddened to announce the Line of Duty Death of Captain Steven Berry.  Captain Berry was a retired Lieutenant of the Elgin Fire Department and current member of the Marengo Fire/Rescue Districts.   Captain Berry passed away early Tuesday morning with his family by his side after a valiant 14 month battle with liver cancer.

Services for Captain Berry will be held at the Harvest Bible Chapel located at 1000 N. Randall Rd. Elgin IL. 60123.

Visitation will be held from 1500 – 2100 hours on Monday July 18th, 2016, with a fire department walk through at 1830 hours.  Fire Department members are asked to report for line up at 1800 hours. 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday July 19th beginning at 10am, at Harvest Bible Chapel with a procession and graveside service to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park in Elgin. 

Any department wishing to assist with apparatus should arrive at 0900 at the church.  Departments with apparatus are asked to contact Elgin Assistant Chief Dave Schmidt at (847) 417-6044. The Officers and Staff of the Marengo Fire/Rescue Districts and the Elgin Fire Department want to Thank You for your assistance and support during this trying time.

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Huntley FPD Golf Outing

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