Man, 21, Arrested for Leaving the Scene of Fatal 2009 Crash

Kevin McCartney, 21, of Carbondale arrested for leaving the scene of an accident that involved death.

Officers and detectives of the Wheaton Police Department have cleared by arrest an investigation into the fatal automobile crash that occurred in Wheaton on October 5, 2009, according to a press release from the Wheaton Police Department.

The crash occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. Oct. 5 on Durfee Road just west of Seneca Drive in Wheaton. The preliminary investigation found that a 1998 Volkswagen GTI left the roadway and crashed into a tree. Gregory Hoctor, 18, of Wheaton was found unconscious inside the vehicle. Hoctor was treated by paramedics and transported to Central DuPage Hospital. He died at approximately 5:10 p.m. on October 5, 2009, according to the release.

Traffic Unit Officers along with detectives initiated a lengthy and detailed follow-up investigation into the crash. Evidence from the crash was analyzed and all potential witnesses were interviewed. The investigation revealed that the victim Mr. Gregory Hoctor was not the driver of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Detectives reviewed the case investigation with the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

On Dec. 19 a warrant was issued in DuPage County Court for the arrest of Kevin A. McCartney, 21, of Carbondale. McCartney was arrested by Wheaton Police Detectives Tuesday, Dec. 20. He was booked at the Wheaton Police Department for leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death. Bond was set at 350,000 dollars. He will be transferred to the DuPage County Jail.

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