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OSHA Investigating Truck Driver’s Death at His Workplace

  A truck driver’s death at a Bensenville freight and distribution center has launched an investigation by federal safety officials.   Worth resident Martin Sum, 57, was performing a routine safety check before leaving on January 7th. While performing the check, Sum became pinned between the open door of his truck and a post at [….]


Spin-out Accident on Route 25 Leaves One Man Dead

  An accident in Batavia involving an SUV spinning out and flipping over has left a St. Charles man dead on Monday morning.   Karl Smith, 45, was driving a 2005 Ford Expedition north on Route 25 on the morning of January 7th. Around 9:00 a.m. Smith came to a curve and the SUV began [….]


McHenry Head-On Collision Takes the Life of One Man, Send Another to the Hospital

McHenry County was the scene of a two-car collision that took the life of a Grand Prairie man on Friday morning. Roderick Mann, 86, was driving his 2012 Lincoln MKZ westbound in the 22900 block of U.S. 20 in unincorporated Marengo Township on January 5th. Around 6 a.m. the Lincoln entered the eastbound lane and [….]


Wrong-way Driver Accident on Pulaski Avenue Takes Life of Woman, 67

A vehicle going the wrong way on a street resulted in the death of a woman from the Logan Square neighborhood on Saturday morning. Obdulia Villalobos, 67, was riding in the backseat of her daughter’s 2001 Volkswagon Golf as the daughter drove southbound on North Pulaski  Avenue on December 22nd. Around 4:45 a.m., the vehicle [….]


Fiery Crash in Michigan Takes the Life of La Grange Man

A man from La Grange, Illinois died in a fiery car accident when the car he was riding in hit a tree. In the early hours of December 17th, Aleksandra Strikas was driving his 2012 Volkswagon Passat in New Buffalo Township in Michigan along with Matthew Ross, 25, of Harbet, Michigan. As the 22-year-old La [….]


Chebanse Man Loses His Life in Accident with Semi

Sunday night, a 71-year-old Chebanse man lost his life when his car crashed into the back of a semi-trailer truck on Route 45/52. On December 16th, Milliard Ramsey was sitting in his car at a stoplight behind a semi trailer truck on Route 45/52 at the intersection of South Tec Drive on the south end [….]


Family of Hit-And-Run Accident Victim Files Suit Against Driver

A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Park Ridge man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in November 2012. Ronald Bougan, 53, was walking on the south side of Touhy Avenue near the entrance of Axehead Lake Forest Preserve on November 5th.  The lawsuit charges that Kristian Hernandez, 36, was failing [….]


Crash on I-57 Kills Gary Woman

A crash on I-57 in the early morning hours on December 8th left a Gary, Indiana woman dead. Gary resident Randi Jackson was riding as a passenger in a 1994 GMC Minivan driven by Stephanie Cobb, also of Gary, on the morning of December 8th in the northbound lanes of Interstate 57.  Around 6:30 a.m., the [….]


NFL Player Arrested in DUI Death of Passenger

A Dallas Cowboy player posted bond in relation to a DUI charge that killed another player. The two friends met while playing football as students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2007 to 2009. Josh Brent, a defensive line man for the Dallas Cowboys, was driving in the Irving, Texas area on Saturday, December [….]


Crash between School bus and Car leaves 1 Man Dead

A Chevrolet hit the back of a school bus in Kankakee County, killing the driver on Thursday morning. A school bus for the Herscher school district was on Illinois Route 113 picking up a student for the high school. Its lights were on and flashing. At the same time, Matthew Ballenger, of Braceville, was heading [….]