Vehicle collides with pedestrian in SG township

By on December 14, 2012

SUGAR GROVE—An accident in unincorported Sugar Grove township has resulted in the death of an Aurora man.

Dean Craig, 54, was walking east on Jericho Road at 7:40 p.m. on Monday when he was struck by an eastbound Toyota Tundra. The collision occured on the stretch of Jericho Road between Dugan and Ashe roads.

Craig was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, Joseph Morgan, 25, of Plano, was uninjured.

According to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office press release, Craig was walking in the area after he was involved in an earlier traffic crash, which occurred at approximately 6 p.m. In that crash, Craig advised he was traveling north on Dugan Road and attempted to make a left turn into a driveway of a residence so he could turn around. Craig attempted to make the turn and proceeded to pull in front of a vehicle traveling south on Dugan Road. Both vehicles were towed due to damage sustained, but neither driver was injured.

Craig was offered a ride by the Sheriff’s Deputy who handled that crash, but refused, stating that he had called a friend who would pick him up.

No citations were issued as a result of the initial crash. The second crash occurred approximately a half hour after the investigation into the first crash was completed.

The press release states that the roadway where the fatal crash occurred is a country road with no lighting and a 55 mph speed limit.

The crash remains under investigation by members of the Sheriff’s Office and Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team. Further details of the crash were unavailable as of press time.