Fatal Romeoville Motorcycle Crash Along Crossroads Parkway

There was a fatal Romeoville motorcycle crash Sunday (July 29, 2018) night in Romeoville.

While the accident, including the reason for the accident, is still being investigated by Romeoville Police, it appears as if this Will County motorcycle crash involved a loss of control that happened for a currently undetermined reason.

Details on this fatal Romeoville motorcycle crash appear limited at this time.

The crash involved a motorcycle that left the roadway as the rider was traveling along Crossroads Parkway, about 150 feet east of Pro Logis Parkway, just before 5:00 p.m.  After leaving the roadway the motorcycle hit a fixed object.

The motorcyclist, identified as Jiles Q. Jones, 34, of Chicago, died at the accident scene.  He was pronounced dead at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Romeoville motorcycle crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 30, 2018 Romeoville Patch article titled “Motorcyclist Dies In Romeoville Crash:  Coroner” as well as the July 30 The Herald-News article titled “Chicago man dies in Romeoville motorcycle crash.”

Lockport Crash Involving “Head-On Collision” Injures Three People

There was a two-vehicle Lockport crash Sunday (July 29, 2018) which involved a “head-on collision.”  One person was seriously injured, and two other people were also injured as a result of the crash.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on the Ninth Street bridge at 3:28 p.m., and involved  a Toyota Prius and Hyundai Santa Fe.

An excerpt regarding this Lockport crash, from the July 30 Homer Glen Patch titled “Three Injured In Head-On Crash In Lockport“:

Police said the Toyota Prius was traveling westbound on the Ninth Street bridge and the Sante Fe was going eastbound. For unknown reasons, the Toyota crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into the Santa Fe.

The driver of the Toyota was identified as Marlene Satunas, 66, of Dahinda.  She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Santa Fe was identified as Ewa Konopka, 43, of Romeoville.  Konopka and a juvenile passenger were also taken to the hospital, for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-life-threatening.

Another excerpt from the article:

Satunas has been charged with uninsured motor vehicle, no valid driver’s license and improper lane use, police said. This crash is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lockport crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the July 30 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “3 hurt in Lockport head-on crash.”

Elwood Truck Crash On Elwood International Port Rd Injures Four People

There was an Elwood truck crash Wednesday (July 18, 2018) morning.

As discussed on the Will County Truck Accidents page, Will County has many truck accidents due to the large amount of truck traffic that travels throughout the county.  For various reasons, many of these accidents occur in Elwood.

An excerpt from that page:

As seen in crash data statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in 2014 there were nearly 1000 semi truck accidents in Will County, and another 369 “single-unit” truck crashes.  Of these accidents, 237 involved injuries, and 18 were fatal.

In the city of Elwood, there were 44 truck accidents, two of which were fatal.

Accidents involving semi trucks are notable, as they often result in substantial impacts due to the weight, large size, and other characteristics of the semi trucks.

The Elwood truck crash that happened today occurred at approximately 6:25 a.m. at Arsenal Road and Elwood International Port Road.

An excerpt concerning the crash, from the July 18, 2018 Channahon Patch article titled “Semi Runs Red Light At Arsenal Road, 4 Hurt: Police“:

According to Elwood Police, a 2007 Mack semi-truck with a trailer chassis was headed south on EIP when the driver “ran the red light at Arsenal Road and struck a 2006 Chrysler sedan traveling eastbound on Arsenal.”

The crash’s impact knocked the semi-truck into the path of a 2014 Dodge passenger van, police said. That van had been stopped in the left turn lane on EIP.

Four people were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment of accident injuries as a result of the collision.  The injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

According to Elwood Police, the truck driver, from Markham, was given three citations related to the crash.

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

Loss Of Control Accident In Frankfort Township Leads To Fatality

As discussed on the “Will County Loss Of Control Accidents” page, there are many reasons why a driver may have a loss of control accident.  While some of these crashes are the fault of the driver, many others are caused by other reasons, including road hazards.

There was a car accident involving a loss of control in which a driver died early Tuesday (July 10, 2018) morning in Frankfort Township.

The driver was identified as Michael B. Anderson, 45, of Orland Park.  According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, he was pronounced dead after being taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

An excerpt from the Mokena Patch article of July 10, 2018, titled “Orland Park Man Dies After Frankfort Township Crash“:

The Mokena Fire Protection District received a call just before 10:45 p.m. Monday, July 9, about an accident near LaPorte Road and 114th Avenue, Chief Howard Stephens said. Anderson — the driver and only person in the car — had hit a tree at the intersection, and emergency workers needed to exticate him from the vehicle, Stephens said.

It is not known why a loss of control occurred.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Will County loss of control accident can be seen in a variety of articles, including the article mentioned above.

Troy Township Crash On Route 52 And County Line Road

There was a Troy Township crash involving a semi truck and passenger car on Monday (July 2, 2018) which caused the driver of the car to be injured.

According to information provided by the Illinois State Police, the crash happened on Route 52 and County Line Road, which is near the border between Will County and Kendall County.

An excerpt regarding the collision, from the July 3 Channahon Patch article titled “Yorkville Woman Airlifted After Semi Crash“:

State police said the woman was heading north on County Line Road in a Chevy Malibu at around 9:06 a.m. when she stopped at the stop sign, then proceeded through the intersection and failed to yield to Route 52 traffic that did not have a stop sign. An eastbound tractor-trailer struck the Chevy.

The driver of the Chevy, identified as Kendra M. Scott, 22, of Yorkville, had to be extricated from the car.  She was then flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for treatment of her accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

The driver of the semi truck, as well as his passenger, were not injured during the collision.

An excerpt regarding the crash, from the July 3 Kendall County Now article titled “Yorkville woman airlifted, cited after two-vehicle crash on Route 52“:

Police said Scott has been charged with having no valid driver’s license and failure to yield.

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