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SHERIFF: Fatal Crash Reported on Route 38 Near Elburn Tuesday Afternoon

Route 38 was closed for about 3.5 hours while police responded to the crash.

Update: Route 38 was open again to traffic at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police released the name of the driver who died in the crash.

A fatal crash late Tuesday morning shut down Route 38 in the Elburn area, police said.

Route 38 was blocked between Route 47 and Meredith Road, and was closed for several hours, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office. A Patch staffer near the scene said motorists accessed Route 47 for a detour.

The crash occurred on Route 38 and Francis Road, about 2.3 miles west of Routes 38 and 47. Some of the scanner reports for the crash came in at 11:51 a.m.

A car and semi-tractor trailer were involved in the accident, according to scanner reports. First responders to the scene indicated entrapment and injuries. A medical helicopter was on stand by.

Police advised motorists in the area to seek an alternate route of travel until further notice.

Further information on the crash and those involved was not immediately available. Patch will post an update when more details are released.

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