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UPDATE: Shorewood Resident Dead in Violent Single-Car Crash

The accident occurred on Frontage Road, near River Crossing.

Robert K. Gewalt, 52, of Shorewood was pronounced dead at 8 p.m. Thursday night from injuries sustained in a one-car accident.

The vehicle, a Mini Cooper, crashed on southwest Frontage Road, at the intersection of River Crossing, struck a fixed object and came to rest in a ditch, Will County Coroner Patrick K. O'Neil said in a release.

The Shorewood Police Department is investigating the incident.

An autopsy will take place on Friday.

Outlaw February 04, 2013 at 12:43 AM
R.I.P
Lee February 04, 2013 at 05:38 AM
John Roberts, screw you and your comments. Yes, I requested that those comments be removed. And guess what?? Yep, they were taken off. Why?? Because they had nothing to do with what the story was about. And, they contained language that did not apply to what the story was about. So.....you can call it dictaorship if you like. You know, and I know, that what was said in those comments was inapproprate. My kids will grow up fast enough....I don't need people like you trying to push your little brained opinions toward my family. So, why was the comments that we're speaking of taken off? Not because of the crap that your trying to spew out below.....but because of what is right....you liberal right sided piece of garbage. I'm very happy to know that the editor of this online newspaper will not allow language such as what was used be allowed. I guess this makes you mad. I bet your one of those chickens that demands to have all the possible ammenities afforded to the "poor" given to you because your too lazy to go out and work for a living. Before I start speaking about who you are and exactly how you think my hard working tax dollars should keep your lazy butt in Jewel buying fattening junk and liquor to keep you drunk.......go get a worthwile job. America is tired of supporting your lazy behind.
Mrs. Margaret Tinsley February 04, 2013 at 02:37 PM
To the Gewalt and Mortimer Families: My deepest sympathy in the tragic loss of Mr. Bob Gewalt. Mrs. Margaret Tinsley ( Dara's Mom and Dewey's friend.)
John Michalec February 05, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Bobby G I'm Blessed to have you as a real friend. I will miss your laughter and smile and also your great stories. AA will never be the same without you.God Bless The Gewalt Family.
s February 21, 2013 at 09:30 PM
um yea the speed limit!!!!!!!!! probably slower than the speed limit bc it was rainy and icy out that night!

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