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Carpentersville man killed in crash near Hampshire early Sunday after car hits tree


Alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal car crash near Hampshire early Sunday after a Carpentersville man driving west on Route 20 left the roadway and hit a tree, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Killed was Adrian Guzman-Vargas, 49, of Carpentersville. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the crash.

About 4:30 a.m., Kane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle accident in the 44W300 block of Route 20 in unincorporated Hampshire, according to a news release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, deputies found a Honda Ridgeline pickup truck against a tree with Guzman-Vargas inside.

Guzman-Vargas was driving west on Route 20 when he crossed the center line and left the roadway to the south, striking a tree, according to the release.