Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash In Barrington Hills

There was a fatal accident Monday night (May 16, 2016) in Barrington Hills.  The crash led to the death of the driver as well as two passengers being hurt.

According to police, the accident happened at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Goose Lake Drive, just west of Brinker Road.  At that time, a car (a 2015 Mercedes-Benz) traveling eastbound left the roadway for a currently undetermined reason, struck a tree and then crashed into the ditch.

An excerpt from the Daily Herald article of May 17, 2016, titled “Crash kills Barrington Hills man, injures ex-Bears Hanie, LaRoque“, quoting Barrington Hills Police Chief Richard Semelsberger:

Semelsberger said speed was “definitely a factor” in the crash, though the exact speed the vehicle was traveling is still under investigation.

The driver of the car was identified as Salvatore DiMucci, 35, of Barrington Hills.  He was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for treatment of his accident injuries.  He was pronounced dead there.

There were two passengers in the car.  They were identified as Caleb Hanie, 30, of Rockwall, Texas, and Joey LaRocque, 30, of Agoura Hills, California.  They were taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The crash remains under investigation by The Cook County Medical Examiner, the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team, and the Barrington Hills Police Department.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal single-car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the May 17 Crystal Lake-Cary Patch article titled “Driver Killed, Two Former Bears Players Injured in Barrington Hills Crash.”


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