Man killed in Aurora crash


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A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday evening in west suburban Aurora.

At 6:07 p.m., 34-year-old Joseph Smith was driving south on Heggs Road just north of U.S Route 30 when his SUV crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a tree, according to Aurora police.

Smith, who lived in Aurora, was extricated from the SUV and taken to a hospital in Aurora, where he was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m., police said.

Following the crash, Heggs was shut down until 11 p.m. between Route 30 and Bednarcik Junior High School, 3025 Heggs Road in Oswego, police said.

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