• October 31, 2022

Two Killed, Two Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash on Kirk Rd in Geneva, IL

Geneva, IL — October 29, 2022, two women died and two men were injured in a three-vehicle accident involving a tow truck at a Geneva intersection.

Authorities say the incident happened around 12:45 a.m. at the crossing of Kirk Road and Fabyan Parkway. Preliminary investigation suggests a Dodge Charger was westbound on Fabyan when the driver allegedly ran a red light at Kirk. The Charger then crashed into a southbound Hyundai Santa Fe, after which it veered off-course and also crashed into a nearby tow truck.

The Charger's driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. The Hyundai's driver was critically injured and was airlifted to a Downers Grove hospital. The tow truck driver was treated for minor injuries at a Geneva hospital and released.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Two Killed, Two Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash on Kirk Rd in Geneva, IL

Commentary on Geneva Auto Accident at Kirk and Fabyan Pkwy

Preliminary reports suggest fault in this matter may be pretty clear, but considering the tragic aftermath of the wreck I think most would agree it's important to be certain. That means investigating the matter carefully, which frankly may mean getting into the hands of experienced independent professionals.

That's not to knock the hard--and often thankless--work of police, but in many cases waiting for them to find more answers doesn't work out as well as it ideally should. Between competing priorities, limited staff and resources, and only so much time in the day, officers must sometimes rush through their investigation and crucial details may slip through the cracks. Clearly that's a huge problem for victims and families in search of answers or help after these incidents.

Maybe that won't be an issue here and police hit the nail on the head right away, but the people affected by such a serious wreck deserve to know no stone was left unturned. Any steps beyond getting answers would depend on what those answers are.

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