Joliet Hit & Run Accident Leads To Man’s Death

There was an apparent hit & run accident in Joliet on Saturday night (February 22, 2014) that led to the death of a 62-year-old man.

This accident appears to have happened late Saturday night, as Joliet Police received a call just before midnight regarding a man’s body on the road. The man was found on North Center Street near Frank Avenue, and the man was pronounced dead at the accident scene at 1:35 a.m.

The man, identified as Anthony Bausal, of Joliet, was apparently walking home from the Crow’s Nest bar at the time of this hit & run accident.

Neither the driver in this hit & run accident or the vehicle have been identified. Those with information concerning this fatal hit & run accident are asked to call Joliet Police at 815-724-3020; or they can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 24, 2014 The Herald-News article titled “Authorities believe Anthony Bausal was killed by a hit-and-run driver” as well as the February 25, 2014 CBS Chicago article titled “Joliet Police Searching For Suspect In Deadly Hit-And-Run.”

Multi-Vehicle Accident On I-57 Near Peotone

This afternoon (February 20, 2014) there was a large multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 57 (I-57) near Peotone that involved at least 19 vehicles, including seven semi tractor-trailer trucks and 12 other vehicles.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), ten people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals.

This accident happened at approximately 4:25 p.m. near Harlem Avenue in Will County.  The ISP says that heavy fog contributed to this vehicle pileup.

One vehicle had to extricated as it became stuck under a truck.

This accident remains under investigation by the ISP.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 20 article titled “At least 19 vehicles involved in I-57 pileup near Peotone” as well as the February 20 Chicago Tribune article titled “Storms responsible for tornadoes, dense fog and pileup on I-57.”

Head-On Vehicle Collision In Romeoville, Illinois

There was a fatal “head-on” collision between a car and a bus on Wednesday (February 12, 2014) morning in Romeoville, Illinois.

This fatal “head-on” crash happened at approximately 9:10 a.m., at Renwick Road and Rankin Drive. The accident happened when a Kia Rio was traveling eastbound on Renwick, and for reasons unknown, crossed into the westbound lanes, into the path of an oncoming Pace bus. The Kia hit the bus in a direct frontal collision, and then the Kia hit another car.

The driver of the Kia had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was then taken to Provena St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead at 12:09 p.m., according to the Will County Coroner’s Office. His identity has not yet been released, other than he was a 67-year-old man from Oak Forest.

Three other people, including the Pace bus driver, a bus passenger, and the driver of the other car were also taken to Saint Joseph’s, where they were treated and released.

The Romeoville Police Department is investigating the crash and its causes.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 12, 2014 article titled “1 dead, 3 injured in Romeoville crash involving Pace bus” as well as the February 12 Chicago Tribune article titled “1 dead, 3 hurt injured when 2 cars, Pace bus crash.”