Fatal crash at Woodfield Road and West Frontage Road near Woodfield Road in Schaumburg YouTube Tips ⓘ
Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Schaumburg responded about 1:14 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 to a report of a crash with injuries and entrapment at Woodfield Road and the West Frontage Road of Route 53 in Schaumburg.
Ambulance 52’s crew on arrival reported two vehicles with heavy damage, and requested an entrapment response. Both vehicles came to rest on West Frontage Road south of Woodfield Road. There was one crash victim in each vehicle. A black Ford Mustang was found with severe damage to the driver’s side door, and a black Jeep Grand Cherokee was found with severe front-end damage. The driver of the Mustang was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was described as “critical.”
The critical patient was transported to a local hospital with a police escort.
MCAT-STAR (Major Case Assistance Team – Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction) is assisting Schaumburg Police Department with the crash investigation.
The exit ramp from southbound IL-53/I-290 was shut down by the Illinois State Police. All traffic on West Frontage Road from Golf Road was forced to turn right to westbound Woodfield Road. No traffic from East Frontage Road was allowed to turn to westbound Woodfield Road. Traffic on eastbound Woodfield Road was forced to turn right to southbound Martingale Road.
Traffic was diverted from the crash scene during an extended on-scene crash investigation and until firefighters returned to the scene and completed an additional assignment around 6:00 p.m.
The information in this article is an early report published before complete summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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