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Christopher Vega
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Birth: 1990
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov., 2010
Elk Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA

A wake will be held Monday for Christopher Vega, the 20-year-old Hoffman Estates college student and former Conant High School football player who died in a rollover accident on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway early Saturday morning.
On Sunday, Illinois State Police were still investigating the cause of one-car crash, which also seriously injured the driver of the car, a man in his 20s who has not been identified.
The man was listed in serious condition at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights Sunday, with what police described as nonlife threatening but serious internal injuries.
Vega was the passenger in a 1999 Toyota Camry that rolled over as it approached the westbound Arlington Heights Road exit ramp at 4:30 a.m.
According to Illinois State Police, the vehicle missed the ramp and proceeded downhill into a ditch, striking a metal gate and rolling over.
Neither Vega nor the driver were wearing seat belts, police said.
Friends expressed shock and sadness at Vega's death.
Aramis Hatch, a friend of Vega's from Conant High School, said he and Vega had been friends for 15 years and that Vega was a Harper College student.
In high school, Vega was involved in athletics, Hatch said. He liked to play basketball and was a member of Conant High School junior varsity football team.
"He was very outgoing. He liked to joke. He liked to laugh. He really liked to laugh," said another one of Vega's friends, Jeremy Silas.
Silas said he saw Vega just hours before the accident.
"We were just having a good time, watching the Bulls play Boston," Silas said.
Silas said one of his friend's goals was to play football for Harper College.
The wake for Vega will be from 3 t o 9 p.m. today at Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, in Schaumburg.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday and continue at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, in Schaumburg.
Interment will be at St. Michael Cemetery, 1185 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine.

Illinois State Police have released the identity of a fatal crash victim in a rollover crash just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Christopher Vega, 20, of Hoffman Estates was reported killed. Christopher Vega apparently was a passenger in a Toyota Camry that was found rolled over near the interchange. A second victim in his 20s was also found at the scene at transported to an area hospital. Christopher Vega was prounced dead at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village at 5:43 a.m. Saturday.

Arlington Heights Fire Department and Elk Grove Township Fire Department firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:40 AM Saturday to the auto accident with injuries on Interstate 90 near the on ramp from Arlington Heights Road to westbound Interstate 90.

Arlington Heights Fire Department rescue ambulance was the second ambulance called to the scene for a report of one person ejected from a car and one person trapped in a car and possibly in respiratory arrest.

Police and rescuers were on the scene at least until 5:30 a.m. or later Saturday.

Illinois State Police are reporting that alcohol may have played a factor in the crash, and neither of the victims had their seat belts fastened.

Family links: 
  Carlos D Vega (1954 - 2011)
Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec 6B, Blk 4, Lot 52, Grave 1
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Record added: Nov 08, 2010
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