One killed in Kankakee drunk driving crash

Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 9:02 pm    

A drunk driving head-on collision on Illinois Route 17 took the life of a Kankakee man on Sunday night.

According to police officials, the accident occurred as a 21-year-old driver was traveling westbound down the roadway when the vehicle crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound vehicle.

Police also stated that the it took nearly 45 minutes to extricate one passenger from the wreckage. One passenger, a 21-year-old male was killed in the crash. Police believe that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.