Nov. 21 Dense Fog Caused One-Car Accident at Peck and Kaneville

Accident Reports: O'Hare and Midway weren't the only places affected by the pre-Thanksgiving fog.

The Nov. 21 fog that wreaked havoc on air travel for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend also wreaked a little havoc on drivers in our area, Geneva police reports show.

The unsually dense fog delayed or stranded hundreds of travelers at O'Hare and Midway airports, and the National Weather Service-Chicago warned that morning that "dense fod will make traveling by car or air very challenging through early afternoon."

That was definitely true for Matthew Kaspar, 19, of Elburn, whose Chrysler Sebring collided with a tree on the south side of Kaneville Road at around 5:22 a.m. Nov. 21, according to Geneva Police Department reports.

Kaspar was driving south on Peck Road approaching Kaneville Road when, "due to the dense fog, the driver was slow to react to the stop sign at the intersection,” reports said. The Sebring skidded on wet pavement through the intersection and struck the tree.

Kaspar told police he was uninjured and declined medical treatment.

Damage to any one person’s vehicle or property was estimated at more than $1,500.


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