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Man Airlifted After Crash on Butterfield Road

Police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

A 21-year-old from Aurora crashed his Jaguar just south of Butterfield Road at around 3:22 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, and had to be airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital—tying up westbound Butterfield much of the early morning commute.

North Aurora Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki issued a press release around 1:33 p.m. saying a tan 2002 Jaguar XJ8 crashed in a grassy area about 40 feet south of Butterfield Road with heavy damage. 

When North Aurora Police Department patrol officers of the responded to the area, they determined that the Jaguar was traveling west on Butterfield at Laurel Drive when it ran off of the road and struck a traffic sign and a tree.

The driver, a 21-year-old male from Aurora, was extricated from the vehicle by the North Aurora Fire Department. He was later airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, and his condition is unknown at this time.

Butterfield Road was partially closed as a result of the accident. Westbound traffic was shutdown from Banbury Road to River Road (Route 25), and all traffic was diverted northbound on Banbury Road.

The North Aurora Police Department was assisted by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Kane County Office of Emergency Management.

Butterfield Road was reopened to traffic at about 7 a.m.

"At this time, it is believed that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash but no charges have been filed," Buziecki said in the press release.

The crash remains under investigation.

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