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Police Investigating Fatal Accident on Kennedy Road

One-car crash killed passenger, injured two others.

Police are investigating what caused a 1999 Honda Civic to break a utility pole, flip and come to rest in a yard off Kennedy Road, killing a 21-year-old Yorkville man at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday.

Ryan A. Perina, of the 7900 block of Galena Road, was killed, while driver Keith M. Stanislaus, 21, of the 500 block of Yellowstone Lane in Yorkville, and a 20-year-old passenger suffered injuries that were not life-threatening,  Deputy Chief Larry Hilt said.

The two Yorkville men were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. By 11 a.m. Thursday, Stanislaus had been treated and released, and the other passenger was listed in fair condition, hospital spokeswoman Courtney Satlak said.

Stanislaus was charged with improper lane use, Hilt said. Additional charges could be filed pending the outcome of the investigation, which could take several weeks, Hilt said.

An Illinois State Police accident reconstructionist was on the scene at about 10 a.m. Thursday, and ComEd crews needed to repair power lines when police were finished with the scene. Hilt expected that Kennedy Road from McHugh Road to Prairie Meadows Drive would be closed for much of Thursday.

The crash took place on the north side of Kennedy Road about 500 feet east of McHugh Road, Hilt said. The vehicle appeared to have been traveling west on Kennedy Road, but the accident reconstruction will attempt to determine its path.

Katy K April 27, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I hope alcohol wasn't involved...this is becoming an on going problem with our young adults. I'm sorry for the families loss.
tj rosebush April 27, 2012 at 07:13 PM
These were all my friends, my good friend Ryan died and the whole town is paying for this accident, Keith and Ryan were best friends and now Keith has to deal with this his whole life, I miss my friend so much words can't explain, me and my friends haven't cried like this since I don't know when, please love everyone you have, everyday could be the last so cherish the precious moments of life and embrace the ones close to you, alcohol was a factor and so was speed, I am praying for the rest of his friends and family and would like if others would do the same.
Jillian Duchnowski April 27, 2012 at 07:38 PM
TJ, My thoughts and prayers are with you, your friends, and the families affected. Stay smart and safe, and take care of those you care about.
tj rosebush April 27, 2012 at 08:18 PM
R.I.P Ryan, u will never be forgotten
Kyle C April 27, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Nicely said. Definitely praying for them and their families.

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