I-55 Fatal Collision In Shorewood Involving Two Vehicles

An I-55 fatal collision occurred in Shorewood Saturday (May 4, 2019) afternoon. This I-55 collision resulted in the death of a vehicle occupant.

Details regarding this I-55 fatal collision appear limited at this time.

An excerpt regarding the circumstances regarding this fatal Will County collision, from the May 6, 2019 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman killed in I-55 crash near Shorewood“:

Michelle D. McCombs, 58, was in a vehicle that was stopped partially in the left lane of northbound I-55 at 3:23 p.m., about a quarter-mile north of Illinois Route 59 in Shorewood, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

A second vehicle, driven by a 16-year-old boy from Lockport, came around a curve and was unable to stop in time to avoid rear-ending McCombs’ vehicle, state police said.

According to the Illinois State Police and Will County Coroner’s Office, McCombs, of Romeoville, was pronounced dead at 6:16 p.m. after being taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

The teenager was taken to a local hospital for treatment of accident injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening injuries.

No citations have been issued with regard to this fatal Will County collision.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this I-55 fatal collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the May 6 Romeoville Patch article titled “Romeoville Woman Dies In I-55 Crash.”

Accidents in which a vehicle is “rear-ended” can result in a range of injuries. Some of the injuries are relatively minor; however, other injuries can be far more serious in nature. Some can lead to fatalities, such as the I-55 fatal collision discussed above.

One of the most common injuries resulting from a vehicle being rear-ended is that of “whiplash.” Various aspects of whiplash – including the health problems that it can cause – are further discussed on the “Whiplash” page.