Man Who Stopped to Help Crashed SUV is Fatally Hit by Another in S. Barrington

A man was fatally struck by an SUV early Monday after he had stopped to help another SUV that had crashed in west suburban South Barrington. 

Delbert G. Gandy, 60, was hit by a 2014 Lincoln MKX driven by a 53-year-old St. Charles woman about 1:15 a.m. on Route 59, south of Bartlett Road, according to South Barrington police. 

He was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, where he died of multiple blunt force injuries at 2:06 a.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident. 

Gandy, a Crystal Lake resident, had stopped his vehicle when he saw a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer had gone off road, police said. The SUV, driven by a 21-year-old Carpentersville woman, had rolled onto its side. 

The woman was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, police said. Gandy’s vehicle was found a short distance away from where he was fatally hit.

Officers were on their way to the scene to assist with the first crash when they received a call about the second crash, police said.

Route 59 between Bartlett and Penny roads was closed until 9 a.m. as officers investigated, officials said. Police and the Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team are still investigating.

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