Victim in fatal Batavia crash identified
October 17, 2013 3:48PM
Updated: November 19, 2013 6:32AM
An Aurora man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the south side of Batavia Wednesday, while his passenger was seriously hurt and hospitalized.
Batavia Police Det. Sgt. Shawn Mazza said Salvador J. Esparza, 32, was traveling north in the 600 block of North River Street before 1 a.m. Wednesday when he lost control of his car, crossed the oncoming lane of traffic and left the roadway.
Mazza said Esparza’s vehicle went airborne and struck a tree on the west side of the parkway. Esparza and his passenger, 33-year-old Amos Martinez, of Aurora, were ejected from the vehicle.
The men were taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center where Esparza was pronounced dead. Martinez remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
Someone stole three laptop computers, an iPad computer, jewelry and cash, worth an undetermined amount, sometime before 3 p.m. Wednesday from a home in the 0-99 block of North Royal Oaks in Bristol Township, Kendall County Sheriff’s Department deputies said. The victim reported someone had forced entry into the home through a rear door, and taken the items listed. The investigation into the burglary is ongoing, deputies said.
Someone stole a check from a home in the 0-99 block of Highland Drive sometime between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 and cashed it at a local bank, deputies said. There was no amount released.
Someone reported the theft of a clothing container, valued at $1,000, that was taken sometime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday from the 4000 block of Route 71, police said.