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Police Department Investigating Fatal Traffic Crash

Post Date:10/27/2019 5:17 PM
On Sunday, October 27, 2019 at approximately 11:13 AM, the Mount Prospect Police Department responded to the report of a traffic crash on Golf Road (Route 58) near Robert Drive involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers located a crash involving a minivan that struck the rear of an electronic arrow sign board that was hitched to a landscaping pickup truck in the curb lane of eastbound Golf Road near Robert Drive, as well as two injured workers.  Initial investigation revealed a Toyota minivan was travelling eastbound Golf Road approaching Robert Drive in the curb lane when it struck an electronic arrow sign board and a worker, who was outside the pickup truck. A second worker was struck by the sign board after the minivan collided into it.

The worker who was struck by the minivan was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he succumbed to his injuries and died.  The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time while next of kin is notified.

The worker who was struck by the sign board was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights for his injuries. The driver and sole occupant of the minivan was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital as a result of the crash with non-life threatening injuries. 

This traffic crash is currently being investigated by the Mount Prospect Police Department Major Crash Investigation Team, along with the assistance from the Major Case Assistance Team’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) Team.

The Mount Prospect Police Department requests anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any additional information to contact the department’s Major Crash Investigation Team at 847-870-5656.
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