2 killed, 2 seriously hurt in Campton Hills crash involving school bus, police say

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Monday, October 31, 2022
2 killed, 2 hurt in west suburban crash involving school bus: police
Two people were killed in a Campton Hills school bus crash on Empire Road near Burlington and Route 47, the Kane County Sheriff's Office said.

CAMPTON HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- Two people were killed and two more were hurt in a west suburban crash involving a school bus on Monday afternoon, police said.

The crash happened in Campton Hills on Empire Road between Burlington Road and Route 47, the Kane County Sheriff's Office said, and involved a Lexus and a school bus.

Kane County officials said a 2013 Lexus SUV was traveling east on Empire Road when it struck the back of a school bus that had 31 students and one driver on it at the time. The bus was from Central Community Unit School District 301, carrying students from Lily Lake Elementary School.

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Police said there were four people inside the Lexus at the time of the crash. The driver, a 18-year-old man from Elgin, was taken to Delnor Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A 20-year-old woman from Campton Hills who was riding in the front passenger seat and a 19-year-old man from Campton Hills who was in the back seat were both pronounced dead at the scene.

A 17-year-old girl from South Elgin in the back seat was taken to Delnor Hospital and then airlifted to Lurie Children's Hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said.

None of the students on the school bus nor the bus driver were injured. All students were reunited with their parents and released at the scene, county officials said.

The investigation is ongoing and no tickets have yet been issued. No identities of anyone injured or killed have yet been released.

Central Community Unit School District 301 issued a statement on Twitter.