CAMPTON HILLS—A two-car collision in Campton Hills has claimed the life of a Maple Park teen.
Zachary Bingham, 18, of the 49W800 block of Peterson Road in Maple Park, was traveling eastbound on Route 38 at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday when his 2002 Pontiac Grand Am was struck head-on by a westbound 2003 Nissan Altima traveling at a high rate of speed and passing numerous vehicles.
The driver of the Altima, Jennifer Liston, 30, of the 3100 block of Old Gate Road in Madison, Wisc., was pronounced dead at the scene by the Elburn and Countryside Fire Department. Bingham was transported to Delnor Hospital in Geneva and later Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., where he was pronounced dead.
The Altima driven by Liston was reported stolen out of Wheaton, Ill. Prior to the accident, Liston was involved in a minor hit-and-run incident in Geneva. Kane County Sheriff’s deputies spotted the Altima traveling westbound and attempted to perform a traffic stop, but Liston fled at a high rate of speed. Deputies then briefly gave pursuit before they were eluded.
According to a Campton Hills Police Department press release, numerous witnesses reported that the Altima driven by Liston was traveling recklessly, passing numerous vehicles on Route 38 at speeds reported over 100 mph.
Immediately following the collision, Liston’s
vehicle proceeded westbound on Route 38, rear-ending a vehicle driven by Kevin Kull of Sugar Grove. Kull’s vehicle was then pushed into the eastbound lane, where it was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Ryan Anderson of Sycamore.
The passenger in Bingham’s vehicle, Erin Pazin, 19, of Elburn, and the passenger in Kull’s vehicle, Nadia Kull, 48, of Sugar Grove, were both treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident is currently under investigation by the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team.