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Charges Pending in Accident that Killed Aurora Man, Injured Daughter

Dec 07, 2015 05:06PM ● Published by Steven Jack

Aurora Police are investigating a Friday night crash that took the life of a 49-year old Aurora man and seriously injured his 15-year-old daughter.

Charles D. Siebel Jr., of the 2400 block of Biltmore Circle, Aurora, was pronounced dead at about 3 a.m. Monday at Rush-Copley Medical Center where he had been receiving treatment since the Friday night crash at Eola Road and Shenandoah Drive in Aurora.

According to an email sent to parents, Siebel is the husband of Wheatlands Elementary School second-grade teacher Julie Siebel. Principal Jeff Gerard also said their daughter is a student at Oswego East High School.

Donations and cards for the Siebel family may be dropped off at New Song Community Church 2858 W Hafenrichter, Aurora on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9am- 5pm.

Siebel was eastbound on Shenandoah at around 10:15 p.m., and stopped at the stop sign at Eola Road. He then attempted to turn north onto Eola when he was hit by a 2011 Dodge Charger traveling at a high speed southbound on Eola.

According to Aurora Police, the driver of the Charger, a 16-year-old Aurora boy, was street racing with a 20-year-old Plainfield man who was driving a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, which was also southbound. The driver of the Grand Prix, who was just south of the other two vehicles at the time of the crash, hit the center median on Eola and ended up in the northbound lanes, police said.

Both Siebel and his daughter were extricated from their vehicle by the  Aurora Fire Department. The girl suffered serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. The 16-year-old suffered minor injuries and the 20-year-old refused medical treatment.

Charges are pending against both the 16 and 20 year olds. Aurora Police Traffic Investigators are heading the investigation and working with the Will County State’s Attorneys Office. 


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