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Christopher Orsini Killed in Crash on Quentin Rd North of Euclid Ave, Palatine

Sat December 17 2011 7:55 am  https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=49881
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VIDEO: Extrication rescue on Quentin Road, just south of Peregrine Drive in Palatine very early morning on Saturday.

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:08 a.m. Saturday to a one-vehicle crash into a tree just south of Quentin Road and Peregrine Drive. Rescuers arrived to find a vehicle with severe damage with one injured male with apparent minor injuries standing near the crash, and one male still trapped in the vehicle. Both male victims appeared to be in their 20’s.

Christopher Orsini, 24, has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash that occurred just before 1:08 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011. Christopher Orsini, of Palatine, was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m. at Northwest Community Hospital.

Palatine firefighter/paramedics used a Hurst tool (Jaws of Life), saws and other tools to remove metal from the vehicle and to remove the roof of the vehicle — possibly a late model Dodge Avenger. The victim was extricated from the vehicle by about 1:35 a.m.


Both victims were transported to Northwest Community Hospital.

Palatine police investigated the crash scene for an extended period overnight. Apparently the vehicle was northbound on Quentin Road and left the road way — hitting a tree with a glancing blow on the passenger side and then a severe impact on the driver’s side on a second, larger tree.

Northbound Quentin Road was blocked at Euclid Avenue during crash rescue operations. Quentin Road northbound was open to one lane by about 2:10 a.m. Saturday while police investigated the crash. The scene was cleared of the crashed vehicle by about 4:45 a.m. Saturday.

No word on intoxication. Police will be awaiting test results for intoxication. The crash occurred before snow began to fall overnight.



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