Elmhurst Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 7:02 p.m., the Elmhurst Police and Fire Departments responded to 911 calls of a serious traffic crash on St. Charles Road, between Argyle and Mitchell Avenues. Upon arrival to the scene, police and fire personnel located four vehicles in the roadway; an Infiniti sedan, an Acura sedan, a Toyota minivan, and a Lexus SUV; each occupied by a driver.

The driver of the Infiniti, a 20-year-old Itasca man, suffered fatal injuries due to the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Acura was not injured. The driver of the Toyota suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the Lexus was not injured. The DuPage MERIT Major Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist in the investigation of the collision. The roadway was closed until approximately 12:30 a.m. as emergency personnel investigated.

Preliminary investigation indicated the Infiniti driver was first traveling in Oakbrook Terrace, northbound on Route 83 at Roosevelt Road, when he was involved in a preceding collision with another motorist. The Infiniti driver did not stop at the scene of the accident and continued north on Route 83 to St. Charles Road with the other involved vehicle following for a period of time. The Infiniti drove east on St. Charles Road at a high rate of speed and attempted to pass the eastbound Acura by driving over the St. Charles Road centerline at Argyle Ave. The Infiniti first made contact with the Acura then collided head-on with the westbound Toyota. Vehicle debris struck the Lexus SUV.

The Elmhurst Police Department is investigating the possibility that intoxication may have contributed to the cause of this traffic collision. Identification of the decedent is being withheld pending family notification. This incident remains under active investigation by the Elmhurst Police Department and the DuPage County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Elmhurst Police at (630) 530-3050.