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> R.I.P. Eric Silva
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post Nov 1 2008, 08:39 PM
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R.I.P. Eric. You will be missed. Here one day, gone the next.....


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CHICAGO -- Four teenagers were killed early Saturday in a head-on car crash in rural northeastern Illinois, authorities said.

A preliminary police investigation Saturday showed alcohol and drugs appeared to be factors in the fiery crash, said Lt. Pat Gengler, a spokesman for the Kane County Sheriff's Department.

A 2003 Pontiac Grand Am heading southbound on a two-lane county road in unincorporated Kane County crossed the center line and struck a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix traveling northbound shortly before 1 a.m.

Three people were pronounced dead on the scene, a rural area surrounded by woods and corn fields.

Killed in the crash were: Streamwood residents Christian Miguel Gody-Olvea, 19, and Andres Solis, 19, who were passengers in the Grand Am; and the driver of the Grand Prix, Marco Leon, 19, of Elgin.

The driver of the Grand Am, Eric Silva, 18, of Streamwood, was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted in critical condition to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove where he was later pronounced dead, Gengler said.

Investigators with the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team worked Saturday to determine the cause of the accident and clear the wreckage, Gengler said.

"One of the vehicles caught fire and the damage was very extensive," Gengler said. "The front ends of the vehicles were almost inseparable."

Preliminary medical reports showed alcohol and drugs were factors in the crash, authorities said.

Gengler declined to give further details, pending the results of a toxicology report and a police investigation.

He said investigators were interviewing family members Saturday to determine the relationship between the teens and find out where they were headed, police said.

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post Nov 1 2008, 08:54 PM
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Really sorry to hear about your friend, Joe.


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post Nov 1 2008, 08:56 PM
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Such a tragedy! My heart goes out to the families....


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post Nov 1 2008, 09:08 PM
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Man Chicago, I'm very sorry to hear this about your friend.


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post Nov 1 2008, 09:14 PM
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Sorry for the loss Joe. My prayers go out to all the families.
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Sorry for you loss. That is a very tragic situation...and everyone involved was so young.


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