Fatal Car Crash On Schoolhouse Road In New Lenox Township

There was a fatal car crash Friday morning (March 31, 2017) on Schoolhouse Road, just north of Route 30, in New Lenox Township.

According to authorities, the crash happened at approximately 8:45 a.m., and the accident involved a Chevy Silverado with a trailer colliding with a Subaru.  The accident may have involved a loss of vehicle control.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from The Herald-News article of March 31, 2017, titled “Frankfort man dead after New Lenox Township Crash“:

The driver of the Silverado, a 42-year-old man, and his passenger were treated by paramedics at the scene, the news release stated. Initial reports indicate that the driver of the Silverado may have lost control before striking the Subaru. The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident. Citations were pending Friday afternoon.

The driver of the Subaru, identified as Mark A. Nelson, 40, was pinned in his vehicle, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.  The Will County Coroner’s Office said that he was pronounced dead about an hour after the collision.

This fatal accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal Will County crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Herald-News article mentioned above as well as the March 31 Joliet Patch article titled “Fatal Victim In New Lenox Crash Was Pinned Against Guard Rail:  Sheriff.”

Fatal Car Rollover Crash On U.S. 52

There was a fatal car crash Friday night (March 24, 2017) in unincorporated Manhattan Township.

According to preliminary crash investigation findings provided by the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Will County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened as a car was traveling on U.S. 52 near Cedar Road.  For reasons currently undisclosed, the car went off the roadway and rolled over.

During the car rollover accident, both men were ejected from the car.

The men were identified as David J. Alberts, 36, of Manhattan, who was the driver of the car and Brian J. Cadore, 31, of Manhattan, the passenger.

An excerpt from the Daily Southtown article of March 25, 2017, titled “2 Manhattan men dead in rollover crash“:

Cadore was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:01 p.m., Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil’s office said. Alberts was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, where he was pronounced dead at 11:42 p.m., the coroner’s office said.

This fatal Will County rollover crash continues to be under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Southtown article mentioned above as well as the March 25 Joliet Patch article (with remembrances) titled “2 Killed When Car Goes Off Road in Manhattan.”

Driver Dies Following Multi-Vehicle Accident Near Frankfort

A driver died following a 3-car “chain-reaction” crash near Frankfort Wednesday afternoon, March 8, 2017.

According to preliminary crash investigation findings from the Will County Sheriff’s Office, the multi-vehicle crash happened at approximately 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Center Road and Pauling Road.

At that time, the driver of one car – a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu – failed to see the stop sign as the car was traveling eastbound on Pauling Road.  As the Malibu continued through the intersection, it was struck on the driver’s side (possibly “t-boned”) by a 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis.  The collision forced the Grand Marquis into the northbound lane, where it struck (in a “head-on collision”) a 2011 Cadillac SUV.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, the driver of the Grand Marquis (Charles R. Sharp, 57, of Peotone) died early Thursday morning in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

An excerpt from the March 9, 2017 Joliet Patch article titled “3-Car Wreck Claim’s 1 Man’s Life,” regarding the drivers when they were found at the accident scene:

All three drivers were responsive when deputies arrived, police said. Sharp had reportedly suffered extensive bruising to his arms, face and forehead.

Deputies spoke with Sharp at the hospital, police said, but Silver Cross staff told them he was bleeding internally and had to go into emergency surgery.

The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu, identified as Donna J. Dust, 68, of Beecher, was also taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.

An excerpt from the March 9 The Herald-News article titled “Man dies after 3-vehicle crash near Frankfort“:

The driver of the SUV, a 66-year-old Manteno woman, was taken to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, where she was treated for bruising to her head, neck and back, and released, according to police reports.

Donna Dust was ticketed for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County multi-vehicle accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch and The Herald-News articles mentioned above.

Fatal Crash In Elwood Involving Car And Semi Truck

There was a fatal crash Thursday morning (March 2, 2017) in Elwood, involving a car and semi truck.

According to the Elwood Police Department, the crash occurred on the Arsenal Road bridge, between I-55 and Elwood International Port Road, at 5:25 a.m.

At that time, the driver of a 2003 Pontiac lost control of the car as the vehicle was traveling westbound near the crest of the bridge on Arsenal Road.  The car slid into the eastbound lane and was struck by an eastbound semi truck.

The driver of the car, identified at this time only as a 32-year-old man from Park Forest, was killed in the crash and had to be extricated from the car.

A passenger in the car, identified as a 39-year-old man from Richton Park, was taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet for treatment of accident injuries that were termed “serious injuries.”

The driver of the semi truck suffered minor injuries, and was also taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center for medical treatment.

An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of March 2, 2017, titled “Man killed in crash with semi on icy bridge in Elwood“, referring to Elwood Police Chief Fred Hayes:

Hayes said it appears the driver of the Pontiac lost control because the road was icy. No charges or citations have been issued.

Another excerpt, from The Herald-News article of March 2, titled “Elwood police:  Icy roads cause fatal crash Thursday“:

The Illinois State Police accident reconstruction team was called in to assist with the investigation, Hayes said.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Will County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times and The Herald-News articles mentioned above.

Multi-Vehicle Crash On Route 83 Near Lemont

Overnight and into the early morning, a light snow fell throughout the Chicago area.

This light snow contributed to slippery road conditions in various areas.

One such crash happened on Route 83, between Archer Avenue and 107th Street, near Lemont.

An excerpt from the March 2, 2017 Bolingbrook Patch article titled “Several Cars Involved in Crash That Closed Route 83“:

WGN-TV Traffic reported just before 6 a.m. that lanes were closed in both directions near the area. As many as 15 cars may have been involved in the crash, according to a WJOL report.

Media reports do not appear to indicate if there were accident injuries resulting from this multi-vehicle crash.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Bolingbrook Patch mentioned above.