Posted On: October 27, 2006 by Christopher T. Hurley

Kane County collision with truck kills Batavia, Illinois teen

A garbage truck struck a Toyota driven by a Batavia, Illinois, teenaged girl, killing the 17-year-old Wheaton Academy junior Thursday afternoon. As noted in a report by Harry Hitzeman of the Daily Herald, the teen driver was headed north on Banbury Road in unincorporated Kane County at about 2:43 p.m., when the garbage truck, headed northeast on Route 25, struck the teen’s 1989 Toyota Corolla on the driver’s side.

The Kane County Sheriff’s Department said it was unclear whether the teen driver was trying to turn left or right at the intersection. Rescue crews called for a helicopter to transport the injured teen to a trauma center, but crews could not take off because of bad weather. The teen was later pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois.

There were no obvious signs that drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash. Officials are still interviewing the truck’s driver. No citations had been issued as of late Thursday, but the Kane County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the collision. Motorists or witnesses with information about the crash are asked to call the Kane County Sheriff’s Department at (630) 208-2029.

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