Driver ID'd in deadly Huntley crash that may have been intentional, police say

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Two vehicles were involved in two separate crashes in northwest suburban Huntley Friday morning. (WLS)

A man was killed early Friday in what may have been an intentional crash in north suburban Huntley, police said.

Officers arrived at the scene on Route 47 at Jim Dahmer Drive just before 4:50 a.m. Friday. A 2002 Honda CRV was on its side and there were large, black skid marks on the pavement. Police said the driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was found dead.

Police identified him as David C. Flight, 56, of unincorporated Gilberts. The official cause of death will be ruled by the Kane County coroner's office.

Investigators said the CRV was headed west on Freeman Road at a high rate of speed when it struck a light pole. The driver lost control of the SUV, which rolled and landed on southbound Route 47.

Two vehicles were involved in two separate crashes in northwest suburban Huntley Friday morning.

About 20 minutes before police responded to the SUV crash, officers responded to a separate crash not far from the scene.

Police found an unoccupied 2003 Saturn L200 with heavy front end damage in a grassy area near Freeman Road and Factory Shops Boulevard. Investigators said the vehicle was speeding westbound on Freeman before it struck a traffic signal, skid off the road and across a pond.

A Kane County Sheriff's Police K-9 tried to track the driver, who left the scene. Investigators later learned the Honda and Saturn were registered to the same home, which is located about two miles from where the Saturn crashed.

The owners of the vehicle were found, but said they were missing the keys to both vehicles. Another family member was believed to have taken the keys, police said.

Police said the driver of the Honda had both sets of keys on him. Police said he resided at the location where both vehicles were registered to, but did not legally own the vehicles.

Investigators said they are "considering the possibility of intentional acts."
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