SUGAR GROVE – A Sugar Grove man died in a crash that occurred Friday afternoon near Sugar Grove. He is Rodger Lambert, 73, of the 300 block of Maple Avenue in Sugar Grove. According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, it does not appear there were any other vehicles involved, and investigators are trying to determine whether the driver suffered a medical event before the crash.
Kane County Coroner officials could not be reached for comment Monday.
About 5:15 p.m., the Kane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Densmore Road, south of Hankes Road, for a report of a pickup truck that had crashed into a utility pole. The crash occurred near Prestbury subdivision. According to the sheriff’s office, Lambert was driving south on Densmore and left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck the pole. Sugar Grove firefighters responded to the scene, and an EMS helicopter was dispatched, but Lambert was pronounced dead at the scene.