Man Dies Following Aurora Car Crash

Fatal Kane County Vehicle Crash

There was a fatal Kane County vehicle accident early Sunday (February 7, 2016) in Aurora.  The accident involved a car that crashed into a house.

According to the Aurora Police Department, a preliminary investigation indicates the accident happened as a car (a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta) that was traveling southbound on Farnsworth Avenue lost control and left the roadway just south of Indian Avenue.  The car then hit a home in the 500 block of North Farnsworth Avenue.  The crash happened at approximately 2:04 a.m.

During the crash, an occupant, identified as Obed Cruz-Hernandez, 33, of Aurora, was ejected from the vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at 2:43 a.m., after being taken to Rush Copley Medical Center.

Another person was in the car as well, although at this point it is undetermined as to who was the driver of the car at the time of the accident.

That person was identified as Stephanie Figueroa, 27, of Streator.  She was taken into custody following a “brief foot pursuit” and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

She was treated for accident injuries at an unspecified hospital, and then released.

Additional Details Regarding This Kane County Crash

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 8, 2016 Batavia Patch article titled “Coroner Identifies Man Killed When Vehicle Crashed Into Aurora Home” as well as the February 8 Daily Herald article titled “Police identify man in fatal crash.”


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