A Wheeling man died after an SUV struck fencing and equipment adjacent to a nitrogen tank on the side of Vapor Bus International, 1010 Johnson Drive in Buffalo Grove, Sunday afternoon. | Photo: Max Weingardt

The coroner has released the identity of a 42-year-old man who died after his SUV crashed into a nitrogen tank cage on the side of a manufacturing plant in Buffalo Grove Sunday.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department and Buffalo Grove Fire Department responded around 4:38 p.m. Sunday to Vapor Bus International, 1010 Johnson Drive in Buffalo Grove.

The call initially was dispatched as a non-emergency “check the hazards” call for a vehicle crash, according to fire department radio traffic. No injuries were immediately reported.

Officers arrived first and found a vehicle that struck a nitrogen tank cage next to the building, according to Village of Buffalo Grove Director of Communications Molly Gillespie.

Officers discovered a 42-year-old man was still inside the dark-colored Ford Explorer and trapped.

A Wheeling man died after an SUV struck fencing and equipment adjacent to a nitrogen tank on the side of Vapor Bus International, 1010 Johnson Drive in Buffalo Grove, Sunday afternoon. | Photo: Max Weingardt

Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek identified the victim as Fernando Montesinos-Rojas, 42, of Wheeling.

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Officers reported Montesinos-Rojas was possibly deceased and the fire department response was upgraded.

Paramedics confirmed Montesinos-Rojas, who was the sole occupant of the SUV, was dead at the scene, Gillespie said.

The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to the scene to conduct a crash investigation.

Banek said a preliminary autopsy performed Monday on Montesinos-Rojas showed he died as a result of blunt force injuries.

Final autopsy results are pending toxicology testing, including carbon monoxide testing.

The crash remains under investigation by the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s Traffic Unit and MCAT.