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Plainfield man dies Monday after Route 126 off-road collision

PLAINFIELD – A Plainfield driver died Monday morning after his vehicle collided with a parked car early.

Harold Fite, 45, was pronounced dead at 5:33 a.m. in Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, according to Kane County Chief Deputy Coroner Loren Carrera.

According to a preliminary investigation by state police, Fite was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala east on Route 126 a half-mile east of County Line Road when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle headed off the south side of the roadway and struck a 1999 Ford F150 parked in the driveway of a residence on the 26000 block of West Route 126 in Plainfield.

No one was in the truck at the time of the accident, and there were no other passengers in the Impala at the time of the crash, which was at 4:41 a.m., according to a state police news release.

"[Fite] was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased," the news release states.

Carrera said the cause of death is pending an autopsy Wednesday and toxicology reports.

The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit was continuing to investigate the crash as of Monday afternoon.

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