DEKALB COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Edward Nealey, of DeKalb, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Monday afternoon single-vehicle crash in DeKalb County.

Nealey, 33, was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in DeKalb Township.


According to officials, Nealey was operating a vehicle on Malta Road near Nelson Road, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 3 p.m. Monday. The vehicle then made contact with a utility pole causing it to flip over multiple times before coming to a rest in a field.

Nealey, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family member took to Facebook to remember Nealey:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: DeKalb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 105,160. Its county seat is Sycamore. DeKalb County is part of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.