Christopher Vega Killed in Rollover Crash Near On-Ramp to Westbound I-90 from Arlington Heights Rd


Illinois State Police have released the identity of a fatal crash victim in a rollover crash just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Christopher Vega, 20, of Hoffman Estates was reported killed. Christopher Vega apparently was a passenger in a Toyota Camry that was found rolled over near the interchange. A second victim in his 20’s was also found at the scene at transported to an area hospital. Christopher Vega was prounced dead at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village at 5:43 a.m. Saturday.

Arlington Heights Fire Department and Elk Grove Township Fire Department firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:40 AM Saturday to the auto accident with injuries on Interstate 90 near the on ramp from Arlington Heights Road to westbound Interstate 90.

Arlington Heights Fire Department rescue ambulance was the second ambulance called to the scene for a report of one person ejected from a car and one person trapped in a car and possibly in respiratory arrest.

Police and rescuers were on the scene at least until 5:30 a.m. or later Saturday.

Illinois State Police are reporting that alcohol may have played a factor in the crash, and neither of the victims had their seat belts fastened.

Wake for Christopher Vega will be from 3 t o 9 p.m. Monday at Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, in Schaumburg.

Funeral services for Christopher Vega will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday and continue at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, in Schaumburg. Internment will be at St. Michael Cemetery, 1185 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine.

Note correction submitted in comment regarding vehicle ownership below …
“It isn’t Christopher Vega’s car, the owner of the Toyota Camry was the other victim …”

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