Svetoslav Detchev Killed in Rear-End Crash on I-90 Hampshire-Marengo Toll Plaza


Svetoslav Detchev, 26, of Palatine, was killed when his vehicle failed to stop about 1:00 a.m. Thursday and hit a truck that was stopped for construction traffic on Interstate 90 near the Hampshire/Marengo Toll Plaza. Detchev’s 1995 Mercury Villager and the truck were both westbound when the crash occurred. Svetoslav Detchev had to be extricated from the mini-van and died at the scene.

Detchev, who moved to the U.S. from Bulgaria in 1999, is survived by his wife and a 7-month-old daughter.

The crash occurred among a series of devastating crashes this week:

Ronald Shlifka, 81, of Lincolnshire, was killed after he attempted to make a U-Turn from the right lane of westbound Route 173, and crossed the westbound left lane in his Cadillac DeVille. He was T-boned on the driver’s side by Jeep driven by a 19 year-old woman. Ronald Shlifka died of multiple injuries, and his wife a passenger received minor injuries.

In Antioch a head-on crash killed Danielle Trevithick, 22, and critically injured three others Thursday just before 1:30 a.m. (See The Cardinal Antioch Head-on-Crash on Grass Lake Road: 1 Killed, 3 Airlifted in Critical Condition)

A truck rear-ended a BMW on Interstate 90 near Beverly Road about 10:05 p.m. Tuesday. Three people suffered minor injuries, but traffic was blocked for hours as both vehicles caught fire (See The Cardinal I-90 Truck-Car Crash with Fire Near Beverly Rd, Hoffman Estates)

Michael Lewandowski of Arlington Heights was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday on Belmont Avenue, just east of Cumberland (See The Cardinal Michael Lewandowski of Arlington Heights Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Belmont Ave Near Cumberland Ave, Chicago) is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at

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