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Chicago, IL (July 14, 2024) – According to officers with the Chicago Police Department, a motorist struck and killed a man on the city’s South Side on Saturday morning, July 13.

The hit-and-run collision occurred in the 10700 block of South Emerald Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood shortly before 6:15 a.m., per police. Police reported that the 63-year-old male was struck by an unknown vehicle, resulting in major physical injuries. He was ultimately declared deceased at the scene a short time later.

Detectives from the surrounding area are conducting an investigation, and no one is currently in custody. Officers stated
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Chicago, IL (July 13, 2024) – One person was injured in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 57 on Friday afternoon, Illinois State Police said.

ISP said the four-vehicle crash happened just before 3:00 p.m. in the inbound lanes near Halsted Street. News footage showed that a semi and a car collided, and one of the vehicles involved went off the side of the road. A person who was inside one of the vehicles involved was hospitalized for their injuries, ISP added.

The right lane was closed just after 3:00 p.m., and traffic was getting by slowly. Authorities did not immediately
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Chicago, IL (July 12, 2024) – A crash on DuSable Lake Shore Drive left a driver dead and a child critically injured early Friday morning, Chicago police said.

Police said the crash happened in the 4600 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive, near the Kenwood neighborhood, just before 3:30 a.m. One driver, who suffered multiple injuries, was transported in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police said an 11-year-old boy, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, suffered blunt-force trauma to his head and body. He was
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Driver Killed, Child Hurt in DuSable Lake Shore Dr Crash

Bureau County, IL (July 11, 2024) – According to troopers with the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Bureau County Coroner’s Office, 34-year-old Devin Finley of Mendota was killed in a Monday morning crash initially reported by authorities on Tuesday.

The coroner says the incident remains under investigation, but no autopsy is anticipated. Per ISP troopers, they were called just before 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning about an accident involving a car and a pedestrian. Devin Finley was pronounced dead just east of the Route 89 exit off of Interstate 80.

Westbound traffic was diverted until it was allowed to
Continue Reading Bureau Co, IL – Devin Finley Killed in Pedestrian Crash at Rte 89 Ex/I-80

LaSalle County, IL (July 10, 2024) – A DePue man is dead following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on Route 71 east of Cedar Point in LaSalle County.

The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office says that a 56-year-old man died from injuries sustained in the crash, and authorities added that the crash happened in the early morning hours. However, the total number of injured victims is unknown, and the events leading up to the accident remain under inquiry. While officers requested witnesses to come forward, the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the collision, and no other details were available.
Continue Reading LaSalle Co, IL – Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash on Rte 71 near Cedar Pt

Pesotum, IL (July 9, 2024) – First responders were on the scene of a hit-and-run crash on I-57 northbound on Monday morning.

Illinois State Police said they responded to a two-car hit-and-run crash at milepost 220, near Pesotum, around 7:00 a.m. According to police, a black passenger car left the scene after a red Tesla left the roadway and became disabled. Additional first responders, including the Savoy Fire Department, were also on the scene, and EMTs transported an unknown number of victims. However, officers with the Pesotum Police Department are investigating the collision and asked any witnesses to come forward.
Continue Reading Pesotum, IL – Hit-and-Run Crash, Injuries on I-57 at MP 220

Joliet, IL (July 8, 2024) – According to troopers with the Illinois State Police (ISP), a woman killed in a crash on westbound I-80 near I-55 Friday morning has been identified as a 44-year-old woman from Momence, the Will County Coroner’s Office said.

Officials said Jeanna St. Peter was pronounced dead at the scene on I-80. On Friday, Illinois State Police said troopers responded to a multi-vehicle fatal crash on I-80, just west of I-55, just after 7:00 a.m. Upon their arrival, officers discovered that St. Peter was fatally hit while standing outside her vehicle. All westbound lanes were closed following
Continue Reading Joliet, IL – Jeanna St. Peter Identified in Pedestrian Crash on I-80 at I-55

Lindenhurst, IL (July 7, 2024) – Two people were killed, and two others were hospitalized after a fiery crash in Lindenhurst on Friday night. The Lindenhurst Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Grand Avenue at around 11:30 p.m. to a vehicle crash involving injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicated that a vehicle traveling eastbound on Grand Avenue was involved in a crash with at least one other driver, causing one of the cars to run off the roadway. Officers found a vehicle engulfed in flames with four people trapped inside. Lake Villa Fire Protection District arrived on the scene
Continue Reading Lindenhurst, IL – Two Dead, Two Hurt in Grand Ave Accident

Shorewood, IL (July 6, 2024) – According to troopers with the Illinois State Police (ISP), a pedestrian was killed in a crash on Interstate 80 in the south suburbs on Friday morning, Illinois State Police said.

ISP said the multi-vehicle crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-80 westbound of Interstate 55 near Shorewood just after 7:00 a.m. A semi hit a car, which had already crashed in a lane, ISP said. The wreckage also appeared to involve multiple boats that were being towed. A pedestrian was fatally hit while standing outside of her vehicle. Police did not immediately provide
Continue Reading Shorewood, IL – Woman Hit & Killed in Collision on I-80 at I-55

Chicago, IL (July 5, 2024) – All southbound lanes of the Bishop Ford Freeway were temporarily closed after a deadly crash on Chicago’s South Side early Friday morning, Illinois State Police said.

The crash happened at about 5:50 a.m. on Interstate 94 at 115th Street. A GMC SUV hit the median barrier following the initial collision, causing a rollover and ejecting the driver, ISP said. The driver, whose age and gender were not immediately known, died. EMTs also assessed at least one other person at the scene, but it’s unclear if they were taken to the hospital. All southbound I-94
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Deadly Vehicle Collision Occurs on Bishop Ford Fwy at 115th St

McLean County, IL (July 4, 2024) – Illinois State Police troopers and the McLean County Coroner said an 8-year-old is dead after a multi-vehicle crash occurred on Wednesday night on Interstate 74.

Illinois State Police say the crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-74 near mile marker 139 between Bloomington and Downs just before 10:00 p.m. State Police say that a passenger car was involved in a collision with a delivery van and a semi. The drivers of the car and delivery van were taken to an area hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. The 8-year-old was a passenger
Continue Reading McLean Co, IL – Child Killed, Two Hurt in Truck Crash on I-74 at MM 139

Chicago, IL (July 3, 2024) – Chicago police released details about the driver of a van involved in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a 13-year-old girl over the weekend on the city’s South Side.

Police said investigators are looking for the driver who struck the girl as she crossed the street and did not stop. It happened just after 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the 8400 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

The blue/gray SUV, similar to a 2010 Mazda5, may have front, hood, or windshield damage, CPD said. It was last seen driving north on
Continue Reading Chicago, IL – Teen Injured in Hit-and-Run on S Vincennes Ave

Downs, IL (July 2, 2024) – A man from Crystal Lake is being identified as the victim of a fatal crash Monday night.

The McLean County Coroner says Stanley M. Miller, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene. The events leading up to the collision are still unknown, and officers did not say how many people were hospitalized as a result of the crash. The incident happened at around 8:45 p.m. on Monday on Illinois Highway 150, west of McLean County and close to East Road in Downs. The crash remains under investigation by the coroner’s office and Illinois State
Continue Reading Downs, IL – Stanley Miller Killed in Collision on IL 150 at East Rd

Aurora, IL (July 1, 2024) – According to troopers with the Illinois State Police who responded to the incident, some lanes were closed on Interstate 88 in Chicago’s west suburbs Monday afternoon after a semi-truck and trailer crashed and caught fire.

State troopers responded about noon to westbound I-88 at Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora for a reported crash between the truck and another vehicle, police said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, but police said the truck caught fire.

Injuries were also reported, state police added. All westbound lanes were closed, and one eastbound lane was closed,
Continue Reading Aurora, IL – Injuries Occur in Semi-Truck Crash on I-88 at Farnsworth Ave

Urbana, IL (June 30, 2024) – A fatal crash was reported in Urbana on Saturday morning, June 29th. The accident happened just before 2:00 a.m. on North Cunningham Avenue near the intersection with Triumph Drive.

Police say that 25-year-old Justin Martinez, of Byron, was traveling northbound on Cunningham when he was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver. Martinez sustained critical injuries. He was rushed to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. There is no information on what caused the crash to occur. Police did not release any details on the identity of the other driver nor
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Evanston, IL (June 29, 2024) – Officials in Evanston were called to the scene of an injury crash on Thursday night, June 27th. The crash occurred just before 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Emerson Street and McCormick Boulevard.

According to reports from the scene, two cars were involved in the collision. Both vehicles sustained significant damage in the intersection. One of the cars was upright while the other was on its roof following the collision. When rescue crews arrived, they found one person trapped inside their vehicle. The victim was alert but had to be extricated from the car.
Continue Reading Evanston IL – One Extricated Following Crash on Emerson St.