Batavia man dies in Route 38 accident

By on July 13, 2009

A Sunday evening accident at the intersection of Route 38 and Anderson Road led to three injuries the death of a Batavia man.

Robert G. Schipp, 74, of Batavia was killed in a two-vehicle accident when Schipp’s southbound Toyota Prius was struck broadside by a Ford Freestar van that had been traveling westbound on Route 38.

Schipp’s passenger, Mary B. Schipp, 68, along with the van’s driver, John G. Steele, 74, of West Chicago and his passenger, Rita K. Steele, 68, were all treated for injuries at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva.

The Elburn Police Department reported that the Route 38 was closed several hours during the investigation of the crash. The Elburn Police Department was assisted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, Campton Hills Police, members of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and members of the Kane County Emergency Management Agency during the investigation.

The Elburn Police Department reported that this was the second fatal crash at that intersection in the past seven months.

From Elburn Police Department press release