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Accident takes the life of Lansing Woman

Grant Park, in north-eastern Kankakee County, was the site of an accident that cost an elderly woman her life on November 2, 2010.

Beatrice Poortenga was driving eastbound on 8000 North Road. At the intersection of Illinois routes 1 and 17, the 83-year-old Lansing, Illinois resident apparently failed to stop. According to Sgt. Angela Kinstner of the Illinois State Police, Poortenga’s car was then hit by a southbound semi trailer and then hit by a northbound box truck. Poortenga was later pronounced dead at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital.

If you or a loved one has had your life changed by an automobile accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. to explore your legal options at (815) 929-9292.