Police Say Fleeing Suspect Caused Fatal Elgin Crash

Police say man wanted by U.S. Marshals blew stop sign, crashed into vehicle

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    Police say a man wanted on a parole violation crashed his vehicle and killed a man after refusing to pull over in northwest suburban Elgin Tuesday afternoon. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports. (Published Tuesday, May 27, 2014)

    A man wanted on a parole violation crashed his vehicle and killed a man after refusing to pull over in northwest suburban Elgin Tuesday afternoon, police said.

    The suspect was driving with a female passenger when police attempted to stop him at 5:08 p.m. for an outstanding warrant, police said. Instead of stopping, the man drove away at a high rate of speed, blew a stop sign and crashed his Nissan Maxima into a Mazda MPV at the intersection of North Liberty Street and Jefferson Avenue, an Elgin police spokesman said.

    Police say the MPV flipped over and hit a house at the northeast corner of the intersection, killing the sole male occupant of the car. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his relatives.

    The spokesman said they did not pursue the suspect’s vehicle when he drove off and discovered the crash four blocks away from when they initially made contact with the driver.

    The 34-year-old suspect was taken to a hospital suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries, police said. His passenger was hospitalized in critical condition.

    Police say the suspect was on parole for a prior aggravated fleeing and eluding conviction.

    Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Elgin Police Department Traffic Unit at (847) 289-2661.