There was a fatal vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon (May 28, 2014) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Lemont, Illinois.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) this vehicle accident happened as a man was traveling south on I-55 near Interstate 355 at approximately 2:30 p.m. For reasons unknown – although it is believed he may have suffered from a medical condition – he lost control of his GMC Acadia and the vehicle left the roadway. In doing so, it traveled across an area of grass before colliding with a light pole.
The driver was identified as Vernon H. Joy Jr., 71, of Naperville. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 28, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “Naperville man killed in I-55 crash” as well as the May 29 Naperville Patch article titled “Police Identify Naperville Man Killed in I-55 Crash.”