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Man dies, 3-year-old girl among those injured in west suburban crash

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A man was killed and four other people, including a 3-year-old girl, were injured Saturday afternoon in a crash near west suburban Sugar Grove.

Just before 3:30 p.m., Yonathan M. Contreras Chapa was driving a 2003 Acura west on Scott Road in unincorporated Sugar Grove when he drove through a stop sign and crashed into a 2000 Chevrolet Venture at the intersection with Harter Road, according to the Kane County sheriff’s office. Traffic on Harter did not have a stop sign.

Chapa, a 36-year-old Bartlett resident, died at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

The back seat passenger, the 3-year-old daughter of the front seat passenger, was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, then flown to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, authorities said. She was riding in a child safety seat.

The front seat passenger, a 29-year-old Bartlett woman, was also taken to Mercy, the sheriff’s office said. The driver, a 55-year-old man, and a 60-year-old woman in the Chevrolet were taken to Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.

All four people were believed to have non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

Preliminary results from an autopsy performed Monday suggested Chapa died of multiple injuries from the crash, according to the Kane County coroner’s office. The autopsy did not rule on a final cause and manner of death pending toxicology reports.

No citations had been issued as of Monday morning, and it had not been determined if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, officials said. It remains under investigation.