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Algonquin man died in weekend I-90 crash

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 1:52 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2:41 p.m. CDT

GILBERTS – A 66-year-old Algonquin man died Saturday after he hit a pickup truck and then a median wall while driving on I-90 near Gilberts, Illinois State Police said Tuesday.

Guy Cooper was the driver of a Chevrolet passenger vehicle that drove erratically before striking the truck and wall, Master Sgt. Carlita Joe said. The incident occurred at 9:37 a.m. on eastbound I-90 at Tyrrell Road.

Witnesses saw Cooper's vehicle cut off two other vehicles, then it veered to the right and struck an unoccupied pickup truck sitting in a construction zone, Joe said.

"Then he crossed all lanes of traffic and struck the center median wall where (the vehicle) came to rest," she said.

A witness stopped to help Cooper and said that he was unresponsive. The witness began to administer CPR and was assisted by an Illinois state trooper that arrived at the scene, according to police.

The trooper could not detect Cooper's pulse, Joe said.

The Huntley Fire Department arrived and transported Cooper to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, Joe said.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell was not immediately available Tuesday to provide more information on Cooper's death.

Police had initially identified Cooper as a St. Charles resident over the weekend. Joe said she did not know why state police had a different city listed for Cooper when police first investigated the crash.

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