A police chief for the Village of Hampton passed away in a personal injury crash last night while responding to a call.
The man has been identified as 57-year-old Hampton Police Department Chief Terrence “Terry” A. Engle.
A preliminary investigation indicates Engle was traveling in a white 2016 Ford on Illinois Route 84 northbound at 180th Street North around 6:43 p.m. Saturday evening.
For unknown reasons, Engle veered off the roadway, striking a tree on the left side of the roadway.
Engle was transported to a local area hospital, where he succumbed to life-threatening injuries he sustained in the crash.
An investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available at this time.
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