Kendall County Coroner’s Deputies pronounced a 13 year-old Yorkville boy dead at the scene of a motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 on Route 71 near Ravine Court in unincorporated Kendall Township.
In a press statement, the coroner’s office reported they were summoned to the crash scene at approximately 1:40 p.m.
“Upon arrival, a 13 year-old male from Yorkville, Illinois was pronounced deceased by Coroner’s Deputies,” the statement reads.
The statement continues, “At this time the cause of death is pending autopsy and further investigation by the Kendall County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police District 5.”
Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputies and State Police closed Route 71 between Route 126 and Reservation Road for several hours as they conducted an investigation into the crash.
Monday’s fatality is the second to occur on a Kendall County highway in less than a week.
On Tuesday, July 27, a 6-year-old Joliet girl was killed after an intoxicated driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the car she was riding in at Route 126 and Grove Road in NaAuSay Township, according to Illinois State Police reports.
Lily Hicks was transported from the scene to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where she died, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Hicks was riding in a Chevy Malibu driven by 29-year-old Amme Hicks of Joliet when the driver of a Nissan Altima disregarded a stop sign and crashed into the Malibu’s driver’s side shortly before noon, Illinois State Police said.
Amme Hicks was traveling west on Route 126 and the Nissan Altima was traveling north on Grove Road, police said. Lily Hicks was ejected from the Malibu after the cars collided and was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center. Amme Hicks was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Police arrested Michael Kubistal, 34, of Joliet after the crash, charging him with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of cannabis, disobeying a stop sign, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
This is a developing story and will be updated.