Elburn resident dies in crash on Green Road
by Susan O’Neill
ELBURN—Elburn resident Marilyn Gould died in a one-vehicle crash sometime during the early morning hours of April 11.
Gould, 49, was traveling south on Green Road in a Chevy Traverse SUV, and for an unknown reason left the road several times before her vehicle came to a stop near a tree on the east side of Green Road.
Gould, who was alone in the car, was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt.
The crash occurred approximately a mile from her home on Green Road. Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded at approximately 5 a.m. to a report of a vehicle that appeared to have been involved in a crash in the area of Green Road south of Main Street in Blackberry Township.
There were no witnesses to the crash, and it remains under investigation by Sheriff’s Detectives and members of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.
Gould was a manager at Schmidt’s Towne Tap for a number of years, and worked for her family’s business, Gould Cider and Apple Pressing, every fall. Gould has several family members and friends in the area.
Elburn Village President Dave Anderson said that Gould was a friendly person and was always smiling. He described her as a hard worker and a mom, who now leaves two children at home.
“It’s just a tragic loss,” he said. “She’s going to be missed.”