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Three killed, One Injured in Car vs. Tree Crash on Camp McDonald Rd, Prospect Heights

Sat June 18 2011 12:31 pm
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Rear half of Honda that was split in half in fatal crash on Camp McDonald Road, just east of Elmhurst Road.

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Prospect Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded just after 3:00 a.m. Saturday to a one-car crash with a tree. The car was split in half with at least two bodies ejected from the vehicle. Three people were already dead at the scene when police and firefighter/paramedics arrived at the crash scene on the south side of Camp McDonald Road, about 200 yards east of Elmhurst Road. Two males and two females in total were discovered at the scene — ages between 14 and 19.

Fatal crash scene showing tree and location of the front and rear half of wrecked Honda.

The car, a silver 2002 Honda, was apparently eastbound on Camp McDonald Road and may have left the roadway just west of Maple. I apparently traveled about 60 yards along the front yard, grazing one tree, before hitting another tree with heavy impact. The impact split the car in half with the rear of the car resting on the lawn on the west side of the residential property. The front of the vehicle continued eastbound and stopped on the east side of the property. It may have grazed the house. The front of the vehicle was resting against a flag pole that was tilted by the crash.

One victim, a male, whose condition is unknown at this time, was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

Front half of Honda rests near flag pole flying United States of America flag and POW-MIA flag.

Accident investigation for fatal one-car crash involving a Honda on Camp McDonald, just west of Maple.

Accident investigators working at the scene of a crash that killed three teens about 3:00 a.m. Saturday.

As of 10:30 a.m. Saturday accident investigators were still working at the scene taking measurements and photographs. Camp McDonald Road was blocked between Elmhurst Road and Wheeling Road for an extended period. Investigators from Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect police assisted Prospect Heights police.

Developing …

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Map showing unofficial diagram of path of car. Path of car apparently traveled about 150 feet from hitting curb and leaving roadway to hitting a tree in the front yard. The front of the Honda traveled a total of a bout 215 feet (estimated from Google satellite view).

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