Man assisting driver with broken car killed in four-vehicle crash in Batavia

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A Montgomery man died in a crash early Friday while aiding the driver of abroken-down vehiclein west suburban Batavia.

Nicholas Ortiz, 48,was fatally struck in a four-car crashthat hurt two others about 4:50 a.m. in the 500 block of North Randall Road, according to a statement from Batavia police.

Ortiz was standing with someone else next toadisabled vehicle in the northbound lane when a truck barreled into them, police said. Hewas pronounced dead on the scene.

The other person helping with the vehicle and a third person were taken to a hospital, police said. One was seriously injured and onerequired an evaluation.

A preliminaryautopsy Fridayfound Ortizdied ofmultiple injuries from being hit by the truck, theKane County coroner’s office said.

A total four vehicles were part of the crash, police said. No one else from the scenewas brought to a hospital.

Batavia police and the fire department were investigating the crash.

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