Police Name Batavia Driver in Fatal Crash Wednesday

The 43-year-old was dead at the scene. Here is her identity and how the crash happened.

Police Thursday afternoon identified the Batavia woman who died at the scene of a head-on collision on Randall Road.

The woman is 43-year-old Amy P. Holtorf, according to Batavia police.

Holtorf was traveling northbound on Randall Road just south of Mill Creek when her 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan crossed the center lane and struck a 2012 Nissan Rogue traveling southbound, a police statement said. The crash occurred at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday.

An occupant of the Nissan crossover SUV was flown by helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in serious to critical condition. The other occupant was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"The identities of the occupants in the Nissan are being withheld pending family notification outside the area," the statement said.

Batavia Police Chief Gary Schira previously told Patch that the two occupants of the vehicle with survivors are a couple from Aurora.

Batavia police and the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team continue to investigate the crash.

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Lanna November 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I am deeply saddened by Amy's passing, and pray each day for her family and children, as well as for the other family innocently impacted by this horrific event. None of us know yet exactly how or why this happened, but reading in the post above that she was drinking pear martinis just hours before driving home saddens me greatly.
Mike November 20, 2012 at 02:54 PM
I'm sorry my poem gave that impression. I went on a date with her that night. We each had one pear martini over a 3-1/2 hour date. That's it. No other alcohol. Of the many things that could have cause her senseless death, alcohol is absolutely not one of them. Amy died less than 2 minutes after she left my arms.
sharon November 21, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Hi Mike when family contact you, can you put me in touch with them, I was the second person on the seen and want to give my respect to the family. I did not know her but can feel what the family is going thru. sharon3200@aol.com Sharon
Patrick Sennett November 26, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Amy was a very pleasant and friendly person, and we have fond memories of her, having seen her over the weekend at her place of employ. Our son went to school with Amy's daughter, and this has saddened our family greatly. We wish comfort to all who knew her.
MinnesotaGal December 14, 2012 at 09:48 PM
What Mike states is absolutely 100% true and I verified with the restaurant and servers that evening. May my sister rest in peace and continued healing and well wishes for the other driver.


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