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Marengo man killed in crash on Route 64 near Sycamore

SYCAMORE – A 37-year-old Marengo man was killed Friday morning when his minvan crossed the center line of Route 64 near Motel Road and ran head-on into a shuttle bus, police said.

Brian K. Hopper, of the 600 block of Francis Street, was pronounced dead at the scene. The shuttle driver and only one on the bus, Robert Wright, 53, of Williams, Ariz., was being treated Friday evening at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. His condition was unavailable.

Hopper was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander west on Route 64 when the crash occurred about 11:20 a.m., said DeKalb County Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie. The new 2013 Gillis shuttle bus was headed for Midway International Airport to transport passengers around the airport campus, Dumdie said.

The accident remains under investigation. Dumdie said the road was clear and dry. Route 64 reopened to traffic about 2:15 p.m.

– Shaw Media


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