Fatal Collision Near Peotone

There was a fatal two-car collision Tuesday night (September 22, 2015) near Peotone.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the crash happened at approximately 5:45 p.m., when a Lincoln Continental “T-boned” (collided with the side of) a Toyota Prius near Route 45 and West Offner Road.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, the driver of the Toyota Prius, identified as William H. Heisner, 54, of Peotone, was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. at the accident scene.

The driver of the Continental was taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of minor accident injuries.

The cause of the crash as well as determination of any negligence is under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources including the September 23, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man dead after T-bone accident in Will County” as well as the September 23 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed in crash in Peotone.”

Boy Injured During Plainfield Bicycle Accident

There was a bicycle accident early Thursday evening (September 17, 2015) in Plainfield.  This accident involved a vehicle striking an 8-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle along 119th Street.

An excerpt from the Romeoville Patch article of September 18, 2015, titled “8-Year-Old Plainfield Boy Struck By Car“:

The child was riding his bike shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday when he attempted to cross 119th St. going north.

Fisher said the boy rode across lanes of eastbound traffic and was struck by a car traveling westbound.

The boy was first taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, then transferred to Loyola Hospital.  His accident injuries included broken arms, head trauma and injuries to his face.

Additional details regarding this Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Romeoville Patch article mentioned above.

Girl Fatally Struck By Train Outside Lemont

There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday evening (September 3, 2015) outside of Lemont.

According to authorities, the 17-year-old girl was walking along the Heritage Corridor Line tracks when she was hit near Boyer Street.

An excerpt from the September 3, 2015 Lemont Patch article titled “Girl, 17, Was Wearing Headphones When Struck by Train:  Sheriff“:

The teen was on the tracks near Main Street between Boyer Street and Kotlin Road, when the engineer of the Metra Heritage Corridor train spotted her and attempted to brake.

According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the girl was apparently wearing earbuds and may not have heard the train.

The girl was identified as Alexa Turner, of Lemont Township.  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death an accident.

This fatal train accident remains under investigation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Lemont Patch article mentioned above, as well as the September 3 Daily Southtown (Chicago Tribune) article titled “Girl killed by Metra train outside Lemont.”  Remembrances are seen in the September 5 Lemont Patch article titled “Lemont Teen Remembered As ‘Brilliant, Funny’ and a Good Friend.”

Train Strikes Car In Wilmington

A car was struck by a train on Wednesday (September 2, 2015) in Wilmington.  The car’s driver died as a result of accident injuries from the collision.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, the accident happened at North 1st Street and Railroad Street.  The accident happened shortly before 10 p.m.

The driver was identified as Steven. D. Harden II, 34, of Wilmington.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

An excerpt from the September 3, 2015 Daily Southtown (Chicago Tribune) article titled “Man killed when car struck by Amtrak train at crossing in Wilmington“:

According to the release, a witness told authorities that Harden appeared to ignore the warning signals while attempting to beat the train through the crossing and never applied his brakes.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Southtown article mentioned above, as well as the September 7 CBS Chicago article titled “Man Fatally Struck By Train In Wilmington.”