Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Batavia responded about 1:36 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2022 to a report of a serious crash involving multiple vehicles in the block of 1300 South Kirk Road in Batavia. Upon arrival, rescuers found one vehicle flipped over on its roof. Two occupants inside the flipped vehicle were found to be deceased. Initially the identities of the two victims were withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Two occupants of another passenger car — a female and a young child — were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. None of the other people involved in the crash required medical attention.
A Batavia car accident today has shut down Kirk Road between Butterfield Road and E. Wilson Street, police say. https://t.co/U8HL86tL69
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FATAL CRASH: Batavia police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred along Kirk Road Monday afternoon. https://t.co/hvNvNHnodN
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2 dead, 2 injured after rollover crash in Batavia https://t.co/PaaTCGbvYF
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A total of six vehicles were involved in the crash, including a tractor semi-trailer, an additional tractor pulling a fuel tank, and four passenger cars. No hazardous materials leaked from the fuel truck as a result of this crash, and no HAZMAT response was required.
Preliminary investigation indicates that while a driver of a passenger car was attempting a lane change, the passenger car struck the semi-trailer truck, which caused the passenger car to cross over into oncoming traffic, and eventually roll over onto the roof of the vehicle.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Initially no citations were issued. The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation of this case, which remains an open and active investigation. Kirk Road is a 4-lane suburban highway with no shoulders. The Speed Limit is 45 MPH according to Google Maps Street View images captured July 2019.
The roadway remains closed at 5:25 p.m. Monday, and motorists are urged to find alternate routes.
Anyone with any information about this crash is asked to contact the Batavia Police Department at 630-454-2500.
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