Crash closes Route 47 for five hours

By on July 30, 2010

Sugar Grove—A crash involving a Volkswagen Jetta and a semi truck resulted in the closure of northbound Route 47 for five hours.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on July 21, witnesses told investigators that the Volkswagen was southbound on Route 47 approaching Route 56/30 overpass.

It appeared as if the driver of the Volkswagen passed out, crossed the median and crashed into the side of the semi truck that was traveling northbound. The car sideswiped the trailer and then went under the rear of the trailer at which time the rear wheels of the trailer went over the front of the car. The trailer was fully loaded with mulch.

The driver of the Volkswagen, Romon Alcaraz, 29, of the 500 block of Charles St., Aurora, was transported by Sugar Grove Ambulance to Provena Mercy Hospital in Aurora, where he was listed in serious condition. The truck is owned by Mid–States Cartage, Inc. of Tonica, Ill. The driver of the truck, Robert B. Seifert, 57, of McNabb, Ill., was also transported to Provena Mercy Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Sugar Police are still investigating the cause. They were assisted by The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team, Kane County Sheriff’s Department, Kane County OEM, and the Illinois State Police.