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.
The victim has been identified by the Will County Coroner's Office as Kirk Adams, but no other details were available Monday night.
A Joliet man was killed Monday afternoon after being struck by a freight train, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. The accident occurred at about 3:25 p.m. near the intersection of Rowell Avenue and Manhattan Road in Joliet Township, a coroner's office statement said. The victim was identified as Kirk D. Adams, but no information on his age, address or the circumstances of the incident were available. An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday; the investigation is being handled by the Will County Sheriff's Office and Canadian National Railway police. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK