Deadly Crash Barrington Hills: Investigation, Citizens Question Widening

UPDATE: Madison Page died Wednesday at 4:36 Advocate Lutheran General Hospital of injuries from an automobile accident — five days after the head-on collision killed her mother and sister.

A 9:21 a.m. crash on Saturday, April 4 at Algonquin Road east of Bateman Road killed Barbara R. Page, 30, of Wonder Lake and her daughter Angelina, 7. The crash also injured Barbara Page’s six-year-old daughter Madison. Barbara Page was dead on the scene. Both daughters were in respiratory arrest at the scene. Angelina died at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates. Madison was transported to St. Alexius Medical Center and then transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where she was listed in critical condition.

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The accident is under investigation by Barrington Hills Police Department, but apparently Page’s Ford Focus was eastbound on Algonquin Road when it crossed the double yellow lines and clipped the rear of a westbound 1997 Nissan Sentra. Page’s Ford Focus then collided with a westbound 1996 GMC van head-on.

The driver of the GMC van, Otilio Soto-Lopez of Carpentersville, and his three passengers were transported to St. Alexius Medical Center for treatment.

Fire Departments from East Dundee, and Palatine Rural Fire Protection District assisted Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District.

Asked whether that section of Route 62 might be in need of widening, Barrington Hills Village President Robert Abboud told the Daily Herald that it wouldn’t matter if the non-divided highway was two, four or six lanes.

Many drivers disagree, commenting that traveling the narrow two-lane highway — lined with trees — at high speed is a dangerous situation.