Wheaton police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:15 AM Saturday September 30, 2017 to a report of a vehicle crash with a car on fire on Butterfield Road near 25 Rice Lake Square Wheaton, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a crash with injuries with one person trapped in each car with one or both vehicles on fire.
Police first on arrival reported people on fire and trapped in vehicles.
Engine 39’s crew on arrival reported a two-vehicle car crash with a car fire and vehicles with heavy damage.
A third ambulance assigned at 11:20 AM. A fourth and fifth ambulance were assigned as a precautionary measure.
There were two vehicles with heavy damage and fire damage. One vehicle had severe rear-end damage, and one vehicle had severe front end damage.
All patients were with medics, and the fire was extinguished, by 11:33 a.m.
A female patient in the silver vehicle was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital by paramedics in Glen Ellyn Medic 62.
The driver of the Chevy Camaro was transported to Central DuPage Hospital (not confirmed), and listed in stable condition.
A third vehicle was also involved, and occupants in the third vehicle did not initially report any injuries requiring transportation to a hospital. A third patient in the third vehicle was assessed by paramedics.
According to police, the driver of a black Camaro was traveling at high-speed westbound on Butterfield Road east of Naperville Road when the driver drove into the rear end of a silver 4-door vehicle.
The silver vehicle was mostly consumed by fire with heavy smoke. The female driver of the silver vehicle was pronounced dead at Level I Trauma Center Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
ENGINE(S): E39 E37
SQUAD(S): York Center SQD77 SQD 27
CHIEF(S): BC38 BC28 BC6? C38 ASST 36
EMS: M38 M37 M39 Warrenville M12 Glen Ellyn M62
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