Man May Have Had Medical Incident Before Fatal Crash on Palatine Rd Just East of Quentin Rd, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:50 p.m. Saturday February 23, 2019 to a report that an SUV crashed into a parked truck. The driver may have had a medical problem before the crash and was in cardiac arrest when firefighter/paramedics arrived.

Police and firefighter/paramedics arrived to find a 2018 Lexus LX570 crashed into a box truck. Michael J. Moncek, age 53, was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 53-year-old passenger in Moncek’s vehicle was also transported to Northwest Community, and was treated and released.

Witnesses told Palatine police that the driver was traveling westbound in the 700 block of West Palatine just before 6:50 p.m. when the vehicle struck the rear of an unoccupied 2008 GMC box truck parked on the shoulder on the north side of Palatine Road.

Palatine Road was closed just east of Quentin Road for almost four hours while police investigated the crash, according to Palatine Police Department.

Palatine Police Department is investigating the accident.

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