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Man airlifted after North Aurora crash

NORTH AURORA – A 21-year-old man was airlifted after a crash early Wednesday in North Aurora, according to a news release issued by the North Aurora Police Department.

Officers responded to Butterfield Road and Laurel Drive about 3:22 a.m. and found a tan 2002 Jaguar XJ8 with heavy damage in a grassy area about 40 feet south of Butterfield Road, police reported.

Police determined the car was traveling west on Butterfield Road at Laurel Drive when it ran off the road and hit a traffic sign and tree, police reported.

North Aurora Fire Department personnel reportedly removed the driver from the vehicle. The man, from Aurora, later was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. His condition was unknown at the time of the release.

Butterfield Road was partially closed because of the accident.

Westbound traffic was closed from Banbury to River roads, and all traffic was diverted north on Banbury Road, police reported. The road reopened to all traffic about 7 a.m.

It is believed that alcohol might have been a factor in the crash, but no charges have been filed, according to police.

The crash remained under investigation Wednesday afternoon.

The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Kane County Office of Emergency Management assisted the North Aurora Police Department.

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