Man killed when vehicle hits tree
Beacon-News Staff October 25, 2013 3:18PM
Updated: November 28, 2013 6:43AM
An Aurora man was killed Friday morning when his vehicle struck a tree alongside a road in Batavia Township.
Christopher Saumell, 27, of the 2400 block of Boxwood Lane in Aurora, was pronounced dead at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora, where he was taken after the accident.
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Deerpath Road just south of Mooseheart Road in unincorporated Batavia Township.
The initial investigation indicates that Saumell was driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee north on Deerpath Road when the vehicle swerved across Deerpath and struck a tree on the west side of the road.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash and Saumell was alone in his Jeep.
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the crash.