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11-year-old boy killed in Route 64 crash in Kane

Updated: February 28, 2013 9:27AM

An 11-year-old boy was killed in a four-vehicle collision on Route 64 west of Peplow Road in unincorporated Virgil Township Wednesday evening.

The Kane County sheriff’s office did not release the boy’s identity, but said he was from Sycamore and was the younger brother of one of the drivers involved in the collision.

The crash occurred about 7:30 p.m. in an area that was congested due to an earlier accident about a mile west of the incident.

Police said three westbound vehicles were stopped when a Ford Expedition rammed into the rear of a Chevrolet Cavalier, which struck a Buick Lucerne, knocking it onto the shoulder, and then hitting the back of a Hyundai.

The three occupants of the Cavalier were taken to Kishwaukee Hospital in Sycamore, where the boy was pronounced dead.

The other two people in the Cavalier — driver-Nicholas Weber, 21, of the 300 block of Parker Street in Sycamore, and Teale Noble, 18, of the 300 block of East Sycamore Drive in Sycamore, were treated at the hospital for non life-threatening injuries, police said. All were wearing seatbelts.

The other drivers involved in the collision were treated at the scene, police said.

The roadways were covered by blowing and drifting snow at the time of the crash, police said.

The driver of the Expedition, Benjamin Black, 28, of the 1600 Block of Spark Hayes Drive in Sycamore, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured vehicle, police said.

Route 64 was closed between Peplow and Fabris roads for about four hours during the crash investigation.

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