Saturday, March 30, 2013
Illinois State Police said the accident happened around 8:49 a.m.
Upated at 2:46 p.m. March 30 Two vehicles were involved in a crash on westbound Interstate 80 near Minooka early Saturday. According to Illinois State Police, the crash happened around 8:49 a.m. when one vehicle side-swiped another while heading west on I-80 west of mile marker 118. One of the vehicles came to rest in a ditch, but no serious injuries were reported in the crash, police said.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The mother of a Manhattan man killed in an August Frankfort Township wreck sued the New Lenox man who was driving.
The mother of a Manhattan man killed when the car he was riding in crashed and burst into flame has sued the New Lenox man who was driving. Kim Stevens, the mother of Jake Stevens, 22, of Manhattan, has petitioned to be named the administrator of her dead son's estate. She simultaneously filed a lawsuit going after the man who was driving when her son was killed. The suit accuses Kevin Krohn, 22, of speeding and failing to keep a proper lookout. It does not accuse Krohn of driving drunk, but he faces a felony charge of aggravated driving under the influence. Krohn is free on a $75,000 bond. He is due back in court for his criminal case Dec. 18. Stevens was the sole passenger in the car Krohn was driving. Krohn was arrested 12 days after …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A Joliet man injured when he crashed his car into a bull is blaming the animal's owner.
A Joliet man is suing the owner of a bull for allegedly letting the animal walk out on a Kendall County road and into the path of his Toyota. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Joliet resident Ghulam D. Butt claims that after running head-on into the bull Butt crashed into a ditch and was injured. Butt's son directed questions about the crash and lawsuit to his attorney. But the lawyer who filed the lawsuit, Mark T. Schneid of Naperville, failed to return calls for comment. According to the lawsuit, Butt was heading south on Ridge Road in Na-Au-Say township on Aug. 30 when a "bull animal walked into the roadway directly in front of (his) vehicle causing a severe frontal impact to (his) vehicle and causing (Butt) to lose control and crash into …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Joliet Cmdr. Rich Demick said the boy required stitches after the accident; the mini-bike he was riding had been reported stolen just a days earlier
A 15-year-old was arrested Tuesday after he crashed a stolen mini-bike in the parking lot of the Will County Courthouse, Joliet police said. According to reports, the teen was riding around the lot at about 4 p.m. when a minor accident caused him to fall from the bike and strike his head, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said. Police later discovered that the bike had been reported stolen at about 8 p.m. Monday from a home in the 800 block of Wilcox, he said. The boy was taken to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, where he received stitches for his injury, Demick said. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
No one was injured in the crash, which took place at about 9 p.m. Tuesday near the U.S. 30 exit.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A driver headed northbound on Interstate 55, north of the U.S. 30 exit, lost control of his car Tuesday night, causing him to strike the guard rail and set the vehicle on fire, the Illinois State Police said. The man was able to get out of the car and was not injured in the crash, which took place at about 9 p.m., Illinois State Police Sgt. Jim Towell said. Citations were issued in the crash, although details on the charges were not available early Wednesday morning. Towell said the citations were speed-related. It is unknown if the fog that rolled into the area was a factor in the crash. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. Get news where you live. Sign up for the Joliet, Channahon-Minooka, Plainfield or …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tiffany Unland was taken to court in a wheelchair and cried after the judge didn't reduce her bond.
The Coal City woman charged with killing a Palatine man in a drunken crash tried for a second time to get her bond lowered. Tiffany Unland, 30, was rolled into court in a wheelchair but stood up in front of Judge Richard Schoenstedt when her attorney asked to have her bond lowered from $120,000 to $50,000 during a Tuesday morning hearing. Schoenstedt wouldn't budge, sending Unland back to jail where she is being held on charges of aggravated driving under the influence. Unland's bond had already been reduced from $200,000. After Schoenstedt broke the bad news about not going any lower, Unland started crying while speaking with her lawyer, Elizabeth Johnson. Unland allegedly killed 46-year-old Anthony B. Calhoun in an Aug. 31 head-on …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Ambulance sent into oncoming traffic near the intersection of Raynor and Western.
A driver ran a red light and crashed into an ambulance transporting a patient to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Tuesday. Seven were taken to St. Joseph hospital following the 3:45 p.m. crash at the intersection of Raynor and Western avenues. Police said the seven suffered minor injuries. The Joliet Fire Department ambulance was heading west on Western and had the green light, police said. A northbound vehicle struck the ambulance near its back tires, spinning it around and sending it into the oncoming traffic. The ambulance then careened into a vehicle stopped for the red light, nearly tipping the car over. The driver of the first car took a ticket for failing to top for a red light. The cited driver's identity was not available Tuesday…
Saturday, July 14, 2012
A Saturday afternoon crash killed Ronald Oswald of Minooka and sent five others to area hospitals.
Updated at 6 p.m. July 15 ---------------------------- A Minooka man was killed in a Saturday afternoon wreck that sent five other people to area hospitals. Motorcyclist Ronald Oswald, 57, of Minooka, died at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora following the crash at Route 126 and County Line Road. The 2:30 p.m. collision involved a Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle, a Nissan Altima and the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Illinois State Police Sgt. Martez Malone said the car was about to turn south on County Line Road from westbound Route 126 when it was struck from behind by the SUV. The impact forced the car into the eastbound lane, where it struck Oswald's motorcycle. Six ambulances transported victims to three area hospitals following …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The man who allegedly ran off after a crash that left a young girl with a broken back was supposed to be deported in 2008, a prosecutor said.
When Juan Serrano-Ortega was caught driving without a license in Kansas four years ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement secured an order to have him deported. But Serrano-Ortega, 25, came up with enough bond money to get out of jail and fled Kansas, a prosecutor said. Serrano-Ortega wound up living in Plainfield and on Monday he was in Troy Township, right outside Shorewood, where he allegedly crashed his girlfriend's pickup truck into a minivan and sent a young girl to the hospital with a broken back. The day after the crash, Will County Judge Marzell Richardson set Serrano-Ortega's bond at $500,000. Serrano-Ortega only needs to post 10 percent of that to get out of jail again. But even if he has that kind of money — Serrano-…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The accident occurred at 6:40 p.m. and the eastbound lanes of the interstate were closed until 8:10 p.m.
One person was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center after two semis crashed Tuesday night on eastbound Interstate 80, Illinois State Police Sgt. Bill Fuentes said. Initially, Illinois State Police had called for a helicoptor to transport the driver, but they later canceled it and took the person by ambulance. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed between Ridge Road and the Interstate 55 interchange. Traffic was diverted to Ridge Road, and Minooka police assisted state police in rerouting traffic. Details on the person injured were not available. A cause for the crash has not been determined.