Thomas Gleason, 18, of Naperville was killed in a car accident at about 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, July 9. He graduated only weeks ago from Naperville Central High School.
He was killed in an auto accident outside a house on the 1800 block of Golf Drive. The Gleason family lives in the River Woods area about a mile to the south and west.
Paramedics rushed Gleason to Edward Hospital in Naperville. According to Naperville police, he died of his injuries at the hospital.
Police and neighbors said Gleason was traveling west on Canyon Run Road, which ends as a T-shaped intersection with Golf Drive and Bristlecone Court. The SUV he was driving apparently went through the intersection and over a lawn before impacting a tree.
Gleason was alone in the SUV, a 2006 Toyota Highlander, at the time. According to police, he was not wearing a seat belt.
Police are continuing to investigate the crash as of late Saturday afternoon.
More details on this story can be found in the Naperville Sun article of July 9 titled “Naperville teen killed in tragic car crash Saturday.”