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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 [….]


Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Joliet Man

A Joliet man walking with his wife and dog on Saturday morning was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Luis and Carmen Valladolid were walking eastward on Curtis Avenue with their dog nearing the cross street of Williams Street on December 1st. Around 6:45 a.m. a small grey or silver car turned into the wrong lane [….]


Crash with Semi-Truck Kills Momence Man

A Momence man died after his truck collided with semi-truck on Monday evening. Robert Sheehan, 78, was driving southbound on 8500 East Road on December 3rd. At 6:02 p.m. he began to cross at the intersection of 8500 East and Route 17 when his truck was struck by an eastbound semi-truck on Rt. 17. Sheehan’s [….]


Man in Custody for Tinley Park Fatal Accident

A man involved in a two-vehicle accident on Sunday morning in Tinley Park is being held with charges pending. Area police were called to the accident site at 183rd Street and 80th Avenue around 2:09 a.m. on December 2nd that involved at least two vehicles. Officers found Lubna Firdausi, 50, seriously injured in one vehicle. [….]


Accident Kills Good Samaritan on Interstate 57

A Bartlett man giving aide to another motorist on Interstate 57 near Onarga was killed on Wednesday. Jimmy Lee Westbrook was driving in the northbound lanes of I-57 in the late afternoon of November 28th when he lost a tire to his vehicle near mile marker 277. The 58-year-old resident of Brownsville, Tennessee was able [….]


Round Lake Head-on Crash Leaves One Woman Dead

A 22-year-old Mundelein man faces charges related to a fatal car accident that occurred in Round Lake. On November 21st, Mark Oelerich was driving north on Cedar Lake Road. At approximately 9:17 p.m., an officer with the Round Lake Police department discovered the head-on crash involving Oelerich and Araceli Villasenor, 24, who was driving south [….]


Accident on Interstate 55 Kills State Trooper

A state trooper was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck on Monday morning during a normal traffic stop alongside Interstate 55 near Litchfield. On the morning of November 26th, motorcycle unit Illinois State trooper Kyle Deatherage had stopped a motorist in the northbound lanes of I-55 near mile marker 62. Just before 9:00 a.m. [….]


Foggy Morning Accident Leaves One Man Dead and Another Injured

A 21-year-old Limestone firefighter from Kankakee was killed last week when his car was struck by a tanker truck. Alex Geistwhite  was traveling on 2000 North Road on November 21st. Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Geiswhite pulled up to the intersection of 2000 N and Warner Bridge Road. At the same time, a tanker truck driven [….]


Bicyclist killed After Crash with SUV

Crystal Lake was the scene of a fatal accident involving a bicyclist and an SUV. Gordon McClain was traveling by bicycle on U.S. Highway 14 near Illinois Highway 31 on November 19th. As he crossed U.S. 14 from the north shoulder to the south shoulder, McClain crashed into the driver’s side of an SUV which [….]