Police, firefighters and paramedics from Palatine responded about 2:55 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2023 to a report of a rollover crash with ejection at Quentin Road and Hillside Street in Palatine. The Palatine Police Department confirmed that the crash involved a single vehicle that struck multiple fixed objects, and killed the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Police, firefighters in paramedics on arrival, discovered a vehicle facing southbound in the front yard of a house on the west side of Quentin Road near the intersection of Quentin Road and Hillside Street.
Firefighter/paramedics pronounced one person deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported at the scene. A neighbor indicated that her husband witnessed the crash and/or the immediate aftermath of the crash, and he said the driver of the wrecked car was a young girl.
Firefighters also checked for hazards and discovered a power line down and/or a problem with electrical equipment nearby. ComEd was requested to respond to the scene, and they were on the scene mainly working on Hillside Street west of Quentin Road. At 4:30 p.m. ComEd reported no power outages in the neighborhood of the crash scene.
A single-family home was struck near the front door, but the house was not rendered uninhabitable.
Southbound Quentin Road was closed to thru-traffic at Palatine Road. Quentin Road has an absolute closure in both directions between Glencoe Road and Kenilworth Avenue.
Major Case Assistance Team – Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (MCAT-STAR) investigators began setting up for an extended crash investigation within an hour after the crash occurred. The MCAT-STAR investigators are assisting Palatine Police Department investigators.
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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