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Posted on: September 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Charges Filed in Fatal Traffic Crash

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Elmhurst Police report the arrest of a driver involved in a fatal traffic crash that occurred at 2:15 p.m. on August 10, 2017 on westbound Roosevelt Road, west of York Street in Elmhurst.  On that date, Elmhurst Police and Fire Departments responded to the traffic crash scene and located two involved vehicles.  One of the drivers, William Bartolucci, age 69 of Lombard, Illinois was critically injured in the traffic crash, extricated from his vehicle and transported to Edward Elmhurst Hospital.

 

The Elmhurst Police Department conducted an investigation of the traffic crash with the assistance of the DuPage County Accident Reconstruction Team and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.  The investigation revealed the other driver was operating his vehicle at a high rate of speed when he collided with Mr. Bartolucci’s vehicle, causing Bartolucci’s vehicle to leave the roadway and roll over.  Mr. Bartolucci later succumbed to injuries resulting from the crash on September 9, 2017 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. 

 

The Elmhurst Police Department charged Wayne A. Veldman, age 63 of the 4000 block of Highland Ave, Downers Grove, with one count of Reckless Homicide in relation to the traffic crash pursuant to an arrest warrant issued on September 19, 2017.  Mr. Veldman surrendered himself on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the DuPage County Judicial Center where he posted bond and was released pending his next court date.             

 

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