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Police Name Batavia Driver in Fatal Crash Wednesday

The 43-year-old was dead at the scene. Here is her identity and how the crash happened.

Police Thursday afternoon identified the Batavia woman who died at the scene of a head-on collision on Randall Road.

The woman is 43-year-old Amy P. Holtorf, according to Batavia police.

Holtorf was traveling northbound on Randall Road just south of Mill Creek when her 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan crossed the center lane and struck a 2012 Nissan Rogue traveling southbound, a police statement said. The crash occurred at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday.

An occupant of the Nissan crossover SUV was flown by helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in serious to critical condition. The other occupant was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"The identities of the occupants in the Nissan are being withheld pending family notification outside the area," the statement said.

Batavia Police Chief Gary Schira previously told Patch that the two occupants of the vehicle with survivors are a couple from Aurora.

Batavia police and the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team continue to investigate the crash.

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Leslie Juby November 16, 2012 at 12:17 AM
MinnesotaGal, My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your sister.
Maria November 16, 2012 at 12:26 AM
classy. I hope at least it made *you* feel better about yourself.
L W Sagan November 16, 2012 at 12:29 AM
My sympathies also. Was truly saying was a very sad situation. I have removed the comment, as folks seem to be taking it the wrong way. Again, truly sorry for your, and your family's loss,
MinnesotaGal November 16, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Thank you Leslie Juby.
Lisa November 16, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families involved.
Paige November 16, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Amy was a great person who had passion for parenting and teaching. She struggled in recent years due to circumstances that prevented her from engaging in either teaching or an active role in her kids' lives...She was in nearly constant emotional pain because of this. I hope she has found peace.
Mike November 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM
I only met Amy for a short period of time, but she seemed like an awesome person. I'm so saddened she is no longer on this planet. One of her strongest beliefs was that her children know they are loved by both parents. My only hope that they always understand this. She will be missed.
Mike November 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Does anyone know how I could contact Amy's sister or best friend? Thanks.
Jean Laib November 17, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Amy was my co-worker and best friend. I will miss her dearly. I have tried to contact the family but have not had any luck, I do hope someone sees this post and will help me get in touch with her sister.
Vanessa November 17, 2012 at 05:01 AM
I knew Amy for a short period of time, but I was able to see what a big heart she had. She was always willing to give generously to others. I admired her ability to be unselfish. She always talked about her children, and I could see that they were the light of her life. I'm am so saddened for her children and family. May she rest in peace.
Mike November 17, 2012 at 06:49 AM
Jean, I would like to talk to you about Amy. Could you please email me at fabadyan@yahoo.com Thanks.
Mike November 17, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Does anyone know if there are services or a memorial planned for her? If not, would anybody be willing to get together to talk about Amy? It's a busy weekend before thanksgiving, but a hour or two meeting between her new/old friends would be awesome. I was her newest friend.
MinnesotaGal November 17, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Thank you Paige. It sounds like you were a good friend to my sister.
MinnesotaGal November 17, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Hi Mike I am her sister Stefanie. Not sure what the best way to share my contact info with you ( or get yours) as posting here is probably not the best option. Happy to talk with you ( and would like that), if you've got some ideas. please let me know :-)
MinnesotaGal November 17, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Jean- my heart breaks for you as I am Amy's sister. The pain is immense. As mentioned above, not sure I want to post my info here so if you have some ideas, I would be blessed to talk with you.
MinnesotaGal November 17, 2012 at 04:35 PM
All Arrangements haven't been made yet but once they are I likely will have them posted on her Facebook page and/or I would think Michael will have something in the paper. Likely won't be till after the holiday.
Jean Laib November 17, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Stefanie, Here is my email: jeanbean1130@yahoo.com Please contact me there and I will give you my cell phone number. Really looking foward to talking to you Amy was big part of my life and my kids. I miss her so much. ~Jean
mike braasch November 17, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Stefanie, I have been friends with Amy just short of 3yrs and would love to share some pictures of Amy with you and your family the way I will always remember her. In light of great adversity she was stronger, more passionate, positive and huge hearted than many could imagine. I can be reached at michael0789@sbcglobal.net
MinnesotaGal November 18, 2012 at 02:27 AM
The service likely will be only for family and very close friends. Not sure if there will be another service opprtunity or not. With two small children to think about a large service is not in their best interest.
ChelRae November 19, 2012 at 03:35 AM
My condolences to the family and friends she left behind and also to the family and friends of the people in the other vehicle. What a terrible tragedy for all those involved.
MinnesotaGal November 19, 2012 at 09:00 PM
My condolensces go with out saying for the others injured. I hope and pray that they recover to a healthy state, this truly was a horrible accident.
Lanna November 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I am deeply saddened by Amy's passing, and pray each day for her family and children, as well as for the other family innocently impacted by this horrific event. None of us know yet exactly how or why this happened, but reading in the post above that she was drinking pear martinis just hours before driving home saddens me greatly.
Mike November 20, 2012 at 02:54 PM
I'm sorry my poem gave that impression. I went on a date with her that night. We each had one pear martini over a 3-1/2 hour date. That's it. No other alcohol. Of the many things that could have cause her senseless death, alcohol is absolutely not one of them. Amy died less than 2 minutes after she left my arms.
sharon November 21, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Hi Mike when family contact you, can you put me in touch with them, I was the second person on the seen and want to give my respect to the family. I did not know her but can feel what the family is going thru. sharon3200@aol.com Sharon
Patrick Sennett November 26, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Amy was a very pleasant and friendly person, and we have fond memories of her, having seen her over the weekend at her place of employ. Our son went to school with Amy's daughter, and this has saddened our family greatly. We wish comfort to all who knew her.
MinnesotaGal December 14, 2012 at 09:48 PM
What Mike states is absolutely 100% true and I verified with the restaurant and servers that evening. May my sister rest in peace and continued healing and well wishes for the other driver.

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