Teens charged with felonies after Oswego hit and run crash

By Erika Wurst For Chronicle Media


Two juveniles are facing felony charges after fleeing the scene of a hit and run crash in Oswego on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Oswego police said the teenagers, both 17, were traveling northbound on Harvey Road around 7:10 a.m. in a stolen minivan when they crashed head-on into a small SUV that was southbound on Route 30.

The SUV’s driver, a 54-year-old Aurora woman, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Witnesses said that after the crash occurred, two men, approximately 16-18 years-old, wearing hoodies and dark jeans, hopped out of the minivan and fled the scene on foot. They were last seen heading northeast towards Lincoln Station subdivision.

Oswego police also learned that the minivan the teens were traveling in had been reported stolen out of Kane County earlier on the morning of Nov. 15.

As they began searching for their suspects, Oswego police employed the help of the Aurora Police Department Canine Unit. A canine search led officers about three miles north into Aurora, and around 9:45 a.m. two men matching the witness descriptions were located and taken into custody.

The suspects, one from Oswego and one from Aurora, were both charged with felonies for leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Additionally, the Aurora teen was cited with no valid driver’s license, failure to yield and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Both men were processed at the Oswego Police Department and transported to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center pending court proceedings.





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