Geneva man killed in Sugar Grove collision

By on June 23, 2014

SUGAR GROVE—A Geneva man died on June 12 as a result of injuries sustained from a two-vehicle collision in Sugar Grove.

According to a press release from Sugar Grove Police Chief Pat Rollins, Michael Buffington, 64, was traveling eastbound on I-88 in his Ford Taurus shortly after 9 p.m. and exited onto the Route 47 ramp. Initial indications are that Buffington didn’t stop at the stop sign located at the top of the ramp, and crossed over the roadway, turning left to head northbound on Route 47. Buffington’s driver-side door was then struck by a Chevy Trailblazer heading southbound on Route 47.

Buffington, who was Geneva’s electric superintendent at the time of the incident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The three occupants in the Trailblazer, a Sugar Grove woman, 46, and her two sons, 14 and 12, were transported to Delnor-Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Sugar Grove Police Department initiated a Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART) activation to assist with the investigation. The crash remains under investigation by Sugar Grove Police.