ELGIN, Ill. (CBS) — An off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s police sergeant was killed over the weekend in a crash in Elgin.
Elgin police said they were called along with fire crews at 4:29 p.m. Sunday for a crash in the 1100 block of Dundee Avenue.READ MORE: Arson Suspected In Fire At Citibank In The Loop That Injured One Person
A driver had driven south across the northbound lanes and hit a utility pole before ultimately coming to rest, police said.READ MORE: Annette Nance-Holt Confirmed As Chicago's First Black Female Fire Commissioner
The passenger of the vehicle was uninjured, but the driver – an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s police sergeant – was pronounced dead soon afterward at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, police said.MORE NEWS: Red Cross Seeking Donations As Blood Shortage Worsens
The Cook County Sheriff’s office referred questions on the incident to Elgin police, but said of the sergeant who was killed, “We are shaken by this loss and our hearts go out to his family.”