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BREAKING: Kendall Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal crash in Boulder Hill

Victim was passenger in a vehicle that fled Montgomery police during Route 30 traffic stop

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday night in the Boulder Hill subdivision.

In a statement, the sheriff’s office identified the deceased as Jose A. Cardoza-Chavez, 26, of Montgomery.

The sheriff’s office said Cardoza-Chavez was a passenger in a Chevrolet Trailblazer that left the roadway and struck a tree at 8:32 p.m. on Briarcliff Road near Bereman Road in the unincorporated subdivision.

According to the sheriff’s office, Montgomery police had earlier conducted a traffic stop on the Trailblazer on Route 30 near the intersection of Briarcliff Road, but the vehicle fled the scene as the Montgomery officer approached it. The officer later located the vehicle after it had struck the tree along Briarcliff Road. The driver of the vehicle left the crash site.

The sheriff’s office said Oswego Fire Protection District paramedics transported Cardoza-Chavez to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora where he was later pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office said the incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call 630-553-5856 or contact Crime Stoppers at 630-553-5999. Crime Stoppers callers remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

Montgomery police, Oswego police, the Kendall County Criminal Intelligence Team, the Kendall County Major Crimes Task Force, the Illinois State Police, the Kane County Coroner’s Office, and the Oswego Fire Protection District assisted the sheriff’s office in initial investigation into the crash.