Batavia car crash on Fabyan Parkway leaves 2 young men dead, family of 3 injured

Victims identified as Brian Froehlich of Elburn and Farzin Khamis-Zadegan of Batavia
BATAVIA, Ill. (WLS) -- Two men were killed and a family of three were injured in a crash in Batavia Sunday night, police said.

Batavia police responded to a crash in the 700-block of West Fabyan Parkway around 7:15 p.m. Investigators said a Ford Mustang was traveling west on Fabyan Parkway when it crossed over the center line and was hit by a Kia Optima traveling east.

Two men in the Ford Mustang were pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver was identified as 21-year-old Farzin Khamis-Zadegan of Batavia. The passenger was identified as 18-year-old Brian Froehlich of Elburn.

"Terrible situation in that they were two young males and local to the community," Batavia Police Deputy Chief Eric Blowers said. "It's going to be a big loss and really difficult for the community to get over."

Three people in the Kia Optima, a 37-year-old woman and two young boys, ages 12 and 6, were transported to a local hospital for treatment, police said. Details on their condition were not immediately available.

"It's certainly a difficult situation for all of our responders: fire, police officers and then the witnesses and bystanders who tried to stop and help," Blowers said. "It's just a tragic situation given the loss of life."

Batavia police said it's unclear what prompted the Mustang to cross into oncoming traffic. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Batavia police.

No citations have been issued in the crash, but the investigation is ongoing. Blowers said police are reviewing any available surveillance video and working with the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.
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