Follow-up investigation leads to arrest of hit-and-run driver

By on June 14, 2013

SUGAR GROVE—Jay L. Pavey, 57, of Lincoln, Neb., has been charged by Sugar Grove Police with unlawful use or damage of a highway, failure to provide information following a traffic crash, over height, and violation of an oversize permit.

The charges stem from a hit-and-run crash on March 19 in which the oversize load driven by Pavey struck the underside of Route 30/Route 56 overpass over Route 47. The underside of the bridge structure sustained serious damage as a result of the collision.

Sugar Grove Police Investigator Steve Kurzawa began tracking the offender with only a vague description of the truck and the oversize load. A photograph was found on an Illinois State Police dash cam, and was found to be a large piece of mining equipment. Kurzawa located the manufacturer and tracked down the trucking company and driver.

Pavey is scheduled to appear in court on June 26 at the Aurora Branch Court.