Fatal “Head-On Collision” In Unincorporated Kane County

Fatal Kane County “Head-On Collision” 

There was a fatal “head-on collision” Tuesday (October 3, 2017) in unincorporated area of Blackberry Township in Kane County.  The accident scene was on Main Street between Green Road and Bunker Road.

According to information provided by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at approximately 4:35 p.m.

An excerpt regarding the collision, as seen in the October 3, 2017 Aurora Beacon-News article titled “Aurora Christian High School student dies in crash“:

The initial investigation indicates that a Jeep Compass driven by Espana was traveling west on Main Street and a Mazda 6 driven by Hammer was traveling east on Main Street. For an unknown reason it appears that the Mazda crossed the center line and collided with the Jeep head on, according to the release.

All persons involved in the crash were wearing seat belts, according to the sheriff’s office.

The two occupants of the Mazda 6 were Tyler Hammer, 17, of North Aurora and Nathan Kok, 16, of Oswego.  Kok died from his accident injuries after being flown to Good Samaritan Hospital.

Tyler Hammer was also hospitalized with injuries considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The driver of the Jeep was identified as Sergio Espana, 20, of Batavia.  He was also taken to Delnor Hospital for treatment of injuries considered to be non-life-threatening.

Additional Details Regarding This Fatal Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the October 3 Batavia Patch article titled “Teen Dies In Head-On Crash, Batavia Man Hurt.”


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