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Fatal Crash In Palatine Under Investigation

One person was killed in a three vehicle crash in Palatine Friday.

A man was killed and two people injured in a three vehicle crash Friday at Euclid Avenue and Quentin Road.

Steve L. Banks, 32, of Mount Prospect was traveling west in a 2004 Chevy Impala on Euclid Avenue at 5:56 a.m. when he ran a red light and entered the intersection, Palatine Police said.

Banks' vehicle was struck by a 2001 Chevy van which was traveling south on Quentin Road and had a greenlight. Police said the impact sent Banks car careening into the eastbound lane of Euclid where it hit a 2004 Saab.

The Palatine Fire Department said Banks had to be extricated from his car and was transported to Northwest Community Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Palatine Police said that Banks was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. The Chevy van was driven by a 69 year-old man from Lake Village and the Saab was driven by a 59 year-old woman from Hoffman Estates. Both were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Palatine Police said.

The Palatine Police Department is continuing its investigation the crash.

Check back with Patch for more updates.

peter June 01, 2012 at 06:29 PM
i saw it. i knew without having to hear it that the driver of the black car was killed.
Dean June 01, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I was at Kosta's Gyros picking up food at around 11:15am when I saw the black Impala being towed on a flatbed tow truck on Hicks Rd. and I was thinking to myself how could anyone have survived that accident, the whole side of the car on the driver's side was smashed in. Now I know that they didn't. Very sad.
Dean June 01, 2012 at 08:11 PM
I was at Kosta's Gyros picking up food at around 11:15am when I saw the black Impala being towed on a flatbed tow truck on Hicks Rd. and I was thinking to myself how could anyone have survived that accident, the whole side of the car on the driver's side was smashed in. Now I know that they didn't. Very sad.
Kelly K June 02, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Scary! I use that intersection ALL the time! That is really scary.
Judy June 02, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Tragic loss of life. It must've been horrifying for all of those involved. I will continue to keep all of those involved in my thoughts and prayers. Another reminder to focus on the road when driving
brenda mccraney June 12, 2012 at 01:03 AM
if there is anyone that saw the accident in progress please let me know. stevie's mom

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