Saturday, March 30, 2013
Illinois State Police said the accident happened around 8:49 a.m.
Upated at 2:46 p.m. March 30 Two vehicles were involved in a crash on westbound Interstate 80 near Minooka early Saturday. According to Illinois State Police, the crash happened around 8:49 a.m. when one vehicle side-swiped another while heading west on I-80 west of mile marker 118. One of the vehicles came to rest in a ditch, but no serious injuries were reported in the crash, police said.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The mother of a Manhattan man killed in an August Frankfort Township wreck sued the New Lenox man who was driving.
The mother of a Manhattan man killed when the car he was riding in crashed and burst into flame has sued the New Lenox man who was driving. Kim Stevens, the mother of Jake Stevens, 22, of Manhattan, has petitioned to be named the administrator of her dead son's estate. She simultaneously filed a lawsuit going after the man who was driving when her son was killed. The suit accuses Kevin Krohn, 22, of speeding and failing to keep a proper lookout. It does not accuse Krohn of driving drunk, but he faces a felony charge of aggravated driving under the influence. Krohn is free on a $75,000 bond. He is due back in court for his criminal case Dec. 18. Stevens was the sole passenger in the car Krohn was driving. Krohn was arrested 12 days after …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Joliet man injured when he crashed his car into a bull is blaming the animal's owner.
A Joliet man is suing the owner of a bull for allegedly letting the animal walk out on a Kendall County road and into the path of his Toyota. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Joliet resident Ghulam D. Butt claims that after running head-on into the bull Butt crashed into a ditch and was injured. Butt's son directed questions about the crash and lawsuit to his attorney. But the lawyer who filed the lawsuit, Mark T. Schneid of Naperville, failed to return calls for comment. According to the lawsuit, Butt was heading south on Ridge Road in Na-Au-Say township on Aug. 30 when a "bull animal walked into the roadway directly in front of (his) vehicle causing a severe frontal impact to (his) vehicle and causing (Butt) to lose control and crash into …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
No one was injured in the crash, which took place at about 9 p.m. Tuesday near the U.S. 30 exit.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A driver headed northbound on Interstate 55, north of the U.S. 30 exit, lost control of his car Tuesday night, causing him to strike the guard rail and set the vehicle on fire, the Illinois State Police said. The man was able to get out of the car and was not injured in the crash, which took place at about 9 p.m., Illinois State Police Sgt. Jim Towell said. Citations were issued in the crash, although details on the charges were not available early Wednesday morning. Towell said the citations were speed-related. It is unknown if the fog that rolled into the area was a factor in the crash. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. Get news where you live. Sign up for the Joliet, Channahon-Minooka, Plainfield or …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tiffany Unland was taken to court in a wheelchair and cried after the judge didn't reduce her bond.
The Coal City woman charged with killing a Palatine man in a drunken crash tried for a second time to get her bond lowered. Tiffany Unland, 30, was rolled into court in a wheelchair but stood up in front of Judge Richard Schoenstedt when her attorney asked to have her bond lowered from $120,000 to $50,000 during a Tuesday morning hearing. Schoenstedt wouldn't budge, sending Unland back to jail where she is being held on charges of aggravated driving under the influence. Unland's bond had already been reduced from $200,000. After Schoenstedt broke the bad news about not going any lower, Unland started crying while speaking with her lawyer, Elizabeth Johnson. Unland allegedly killed 46-year-old Anthony B. Calhoun in an Aug. 31 head-on …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Joliet women's children were also injured in the Tuesday night wreck at Center and Division streets.
A Joliet woman was killed in a two-car collision on Center Street Tuesday night. Jessica Jefferies, 33, was pronounced dead in the Provena St. Joseph Medical Center emergency room at 9:18 p.m. Jefferies two children, ages 8 and 4, were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. They suffered minor injuries, police said. Jefferies T-boned a car driven by a Joliet man heading north on Center Street about 8 p.m., police said. Jefferies was driving west on Division Street and stopped for a stop sign, police said. She then either attempted to turn left or to cross Center Street, and collided with the northbound car. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to Silver Cross Hospital where he was treated for a broken rib. While he was at …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Ambulance sent into oncoming traffic near the intersection of Raynor and Western.
A driver ran a red light and crashed into an ambulance transporting a patient to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Tuesday. Seven were taken to St. Joseph hospital following the 3:45 p.m. crash at the intersection of Raynor and Western avenues. Police said the seven suffered minor injuries. The Joliet Fire Department ambulance was heading west on Western and had the green light, police said. A northbound vehicle struck the ambulance near its back tires, spinning it around and sending it into the oncoming traffic. The ambulance then careened into a vehicle stopped for the red light, nearly tipping the car over. The driver of the first car took a ticket for failing to top for a red light. The cited driver's identity was not available Tuesday…
Monday, September 17, 2012
After crashing his car, a local man was charged with carrying a pistol.
Maybe you can't blame Alejandro Costilla for crashing his car into a tree, but if he really had that pistol stuck in the waistband of his pants that the police said he did, it's his fault for not getting rid of it before the paramedics showed up. Costilla, 19, of 609 Des Plaines St. was charged with the aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and the possession of ammunition without a firearm owner's identification card following his car wreck a block away from his house about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Fire department paramedics responding to the crash found Costilla wandering around with his face bleeding, police said. The paramedics began treating a possibly dazed Costilla for his injuries and one of them found a pistol stuck in his waistband, …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
A Saturday afternoon crash killed Ronald Oswald of Minooka and sent five others to area hospitals.
Updated at 6 p.m. July 15 ---------------------------- A Minooka man was killed in a Saturday afternoon wreck that sent five other people to area hospitals. Motorcyclist Ronald Oswald, 57, of Minooka, died at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora following the crash at Route 126 and County Line Road. The 2:30 p.m. collision involved a Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle, a Nissan Altima and the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Illinois State Police Sgt. Martez Malone said the car was about to turn south on County Line Road from westbound Route 126 when it was struck from behind by the SUV. The impact forced the car into the eastbound lane, where it struck Oswald's motorcycle. Six ambulances transported victims to three area hospitals following …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A Joliet woman crashed her car into a DeKalb County cow, according to CBS.
A Joliet woman's car burst into flames after she crashed into a cow while driving in DeKalb County. Martha Johnson, 60, escaped the wreckage of her car before it caught fire, but was still hospitalized, according to a CBS report on the Thursday crash. Johnson was injured "after her vehicle struck one of several cows on a road in DeKalb County," the CBS report said. The report contained no information on what became of the cow. Before catching fire, Johnson's car reportedly plunged into a ditch and rolled over.