Aurora man dies in crash

Record-Courier Staff Report Published:

An Aurora man was apparently killed in a traffic crash Friday night after his car hit a tree in a residential area.

The Aurora Police Department said Erik O. Hilston, 47, was found dead inside a 2005 Buick LaCrosse at 11:22 p.m. after a resident reported a one-car accident in the 100 block of North Park Drive.

Police said they found a car had driven off the right side of the slightly snow-covered road. It was damaged on the driver's side front fender and door, police said.

Firefighters opened the damaged vehicle so the victim could be removed.

An investigator from the Portage County Coroner's Office was called and an investigation is continuing to determine why Hilston lost control of his vehicle, police said.

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