Fatal Accident Involving Kane County Department Of Transportation Worker 

Kane County Fatal Accident

There was a fatal accident Thursday morning (May 19, 2016) in Blackberry Township in Kane County.  The accident led to the death of a Kane County Department of Transportation (KDOT) worker.

According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened after a KDOT truck had stopped to fill a pothole on Harter Road, just north of Lasher Road, at approximately 10:40 a.m.  At that time, a 1999 Ford F250 that was traveling northbound and was behind the KDOT truck struck the KDOT truck and a KDOT worker who had exited the vehicle.

The KDOT employee who was struck was identified as Steven W. Chidester, 44, of Cortland.  He was declared dead at the accident scene.

Both the driver of the Ford F250 as well as another KDOT worker who remained in the truck were treated at the accident scene for minor injuries.

No charges relating to this fatal crash have been filed.  The crash investigation is continuing.

Additional Details Concerning This Fatal Kane County Crash

Additional details regarding this crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 20, 2016 Batavia Patch article titled “Kane Co. Worker Struck By Truck, Killed While Filling Pothole” as well as the May 19 Kane County Chronicle article titled “Kane County road worker dies in crash.”


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